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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Bayesian inference of phylogenies It is inferrong essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used. It was with this in mind that I finally got my hands on his long-awaited book, Inferring Phylogenies.
Nathanael Herrera rated it liked it Jan 08, Counting evolutionary changes 3.
Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood methods in phylogenetic inference and wrote one of the most widely used software tools for inferring phylogenies, PHYLIP. This book concentrates on some of the central ones: Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, Razib Khan rated it it was amazing Feb 15, The major problem with the book is in the presentation. Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein. Refresh and try again.
Testing models, trees, and clocks Models of DNA evolution Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Chapters of particular interest will likely be those describing the various methods of inference chapters 1, 2, 11, and 16which are useful for choosing and evaluating methods for use with one’s own data.
knferring Likelihood calculations on coalescents Clearly explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. Tim Vaughan rated it really liked it Jan 13, The breadth is very wide with all the main expected topics.
Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein
Support Center Support Center. Guinevere Jones rated it really liked it Jan 22, Books by Joseph Felsenstein. Skip to main content. Yet no book has summarized this work until now.
Preview — Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I am an evolutionary biologist working mostly in the field of molecular phylogenetics and this book has taught me almost everything I know.
Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.
Although many simple examples are provided to illustrate particular theoretical points, few analyses of real data are discussed. Charlie rated it did not like it Nov 16, 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.
How many trees are there? Felsenstein has succeeded in his goal of providing an informative and useful guide to the techniques employed to develop and analyze phylogenetic trees.
Yet no book had summarized Felsenstein must have opinions and suggestions about common practices in the actual usage of phylogenetic inference. Am J Hum Genet. Chapter 29 pphylogenies also be of considerable interest to many human geneticists, since it covers albeit briefly several common problems in human genetics: Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites.
Karen Siu-ting rated it really liked it Oct 21, Holmes, The Quarterly Review of Biology.