The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.
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Tomomi Landsman rated it it was ok Sep 01, The book achieves this goal. The breadth is very wide with all the main expected topics. Alignment, gene families, and genomics In addition some terms were introduced with infsrring or know explanation again an assumption of pre-existing knowledge that may not be present – perhaps a glossary would help sort this issue out, it would certainly have been useful in keeping up with the plethora of technical terms bandied about.
Yet no book has summarized this work until now.
Monday – Friday, 8: Jeremy Yoder rated it really liked it Sep 12, It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – i After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover.
DRG rated it really liked it Sep 12, Inferring Phylogenies is quite simply an instant classic. Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work in this field has been ongoing for four decades infferring, and there have been great advances in understanding. Felsenstein is a good writer, and these discussions are clear enough to give a basic idea of how each method works with just a quick reading.
Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The odd occasion a worked example was present it was very helpful which underscores the point that a wider application of such examples would have improved the book no end.
Coalescents and species trees It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used.
Chapter 29 will also be of considerable interest to many human geneticists, since it covers albeit briefly several common problems in human genetics: Felsenstein provides beautiful and creative accounts felsensyein many topics. After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover. Clearly explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.
Inferring Phylogenies is intended for graduate-level courses, assuming some knowledge of statistics, mathematics calculus and fundamental matrix algebramolecular sequences, and quantitative genetics. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
An impressive overview on the statistical methods used in phylogeny. His current research interests include the development of coalescent-based Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods of computing likelihoods for models of evolution within species, and development of statistical methods for inferences about quantitative characters within and between species. Finding the best tree by heuristic search 5.
The major problem with the book is in the presentation. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Robert Heckendorn rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want fesenstein read. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood methods fepsenstein phylogenetic inference and wrote one of the most widely used software tools for inferring phylogenies, PHYLIP.
Process and Pattern in Evolution Charlotte J. Account Options Sign in. As phyogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: Want to Read saving….
Be the first to ask a question about Inferring Phylogenies. Damian Satterthwaite-Phillips rated it really liked it Dec 23, The power of this volume lies in its unique combination of an accessible style with undoubted intellectual authority.
Joe Felsenstein is Phylotenies in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has taught for more than thirty years.
The publication of Inferring Phylogenies is a milestone for evolutionary biology in general and phylogenetics in particular. The latter part of the book is concerned with phylogehies statistical analysis of phylogenies: No eBook available Amazon. Tests based on tree shape Although josph book does not offer josph help in the logistics of data analysis, it does constitute a well-organized resource that will inform study design and allow the critical interpretation of studies that have already been done.
Jan 11, J. Quotes from Inferring Phyloge The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Reviewed by Stephen Wooding. These descriptions of inference algorithms are potentially useful for writing software and the like, but their real value is in Felsenstein’s enumeration of the strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies of each of the various methods.
Consensus trees infereing distances between trees US Higher Education Not for profit. It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used.
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