Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics, Paperback

Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics Paperback

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This book presents the statistical methods that are useful in the study of molecular evolution and illustrates how to use them in actual data analysis.

Molecular evolution has been developing at a great pace over the past decade or so, driven by the huge increase in genetic sequence data from many organisms, the improvement of high-speed microcomputers, and the development of several new methods for phylogenetic analysis.

This book for graduate students and researchers, assuming a basic knowledge of evolution, molecular biology, and elementary statistics, should make it possible for many investigators to incorporate refined statistical analysis of large-scale data in their own work.

Nei is one of the leading workers in this area. He and Kumar have developed a computer program called MEGA, which has been sold for about $20 to over 1900 users.

For the book, the authors are thoroughly revising MEGA and will make it available via FTP.

The book also included analysis using the other most popular programs for phylogenetic studies, including PAUP, PHYLIP, MOLPHY, and PAML.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, numerous line figures
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Probability & statistics
  • ISBN: 9780195135855



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Excellent. This compact book describes what phylogenetic is and how to put it into practice. I first learn myself phylogenetics with this text. It is a bit outdated, though (ML is barely covered and Bayesian analysis mostly omitted)