ISBN13:978-0198549840 ISBN10: 0198549849 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0198549857 ISBN10: 0198549857
Summary: Recent advances in molecular genetics make the sequencing of genes a straightforward exercise. Comparisons of sequenced genes from different individuals of a species, or from different species, allow the construction of family trees or evolutionary trees which reveal genetic relationships. This volume shows for the first time how those trees, or phylogenies, can be used to answer questions about population dynamics, epidemiology, development, biodiversity, conservati
on, and the evolution of genetic systems. The techniques for deciding what these new trees can tell us come together in a unified framework so that a common set of methods can be applied, whatever area of biology interests the researcher.
Summary: Recent advances in molecular genetics make the sequencing of genes a straightforward exercise. Comparisons of sequenced genes from different individuals of a species, or from different species, allow the construction of family trees or evolutionary trees which reveal genetic relationships. This volume shows for the first time how those trees, or phylogenies, can be used to answer questions about population dynamics, epidemiology, development, biodiversity, conservation, and the evolution of genetic systems. The techniques for deciding what these new trees can tell us come together in a unified framework so that a common set of methods can be applied, whatever area of biology interests the researcher. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Publisher:Oxford University Press Year Published: 1996 International: No
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Harvey, Paul H. (Ed.) : Oxford University
Brown, Andrew J. Leigh (Ed.) : University of Edinburgh, UK
Smith, John Maynard (Ed.) : University of Sussex, UK
Nee, Sean (Ed.) : Oxford University
"This comprehensive volume describes how phylogenetic trees can be used to address questions about population dynamics, epidemiology, development, biodiversity, conservation, and the evolution of genetic systems, and will interest biologists working in these and related fields."
"The integration of phylogenies into areas outside of pure systematics has been one of the most striking developments in evolutionary biology over the past decade or so. . .New Uses for New Phylogenies. . .present[s] an extremely wide range of ideas, methods, and applications. . .Furthermore, although it is not a stated purpose of the book, the 20 chapters together demonstrate the special qualities of molecular data for addressing certain problems."
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1. What this book is about, Paul H. Harvey and Sean Nee 2. New phylogenies: an introductory look at the coalescent, Rosalind M. Harding 3. Genealogies and geography, N.H. Barton and I. Wilson 4. The coalescent process and background selection, R.R. Hudson and N.L. Kaplan 5. Inferring population history from molecular phylogenies, Sean Nee, Eddie C. Holmes, Andrew Rambaut, and Paul H. Harvey 6. Applications of intraspecific phylogenetics, Keith A. Crandall and Alan R. Templeton 7. Inferring phylogenies from DNA sequence data: the effects of sampling, Sarah P. Otto, Michael P. Cummings, and John Wakeley 8. Uses for evolutionary trees, Walter M. Fitch 9. Cross-species transmission and recombination of 'AIDS' viruses, Paul M. Sharp, David L. Robertson, and Beatrice H. Hahn 10. Using interspecies phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses, Andy Purvis 11. Using phylogenetic trees to reconstruct the history of infectious disease epidemics, Eddie C. Holmes, Paul Bollyky, Sean Nee, Andrew Rambaut, Geoff P. Garnett, and Paul H. Harvey 12. Relating geographic patterns to phylogenetic processes, A. Malhotra, R.S. Thorpe, H. Black, J.C. Daltry, and W. Wuster 13. Uses of molecular phylogenies for conservation, Craig Moritz 14. Testing the time axis of phylogenies, M.J. Benton 15. Comparative evolution of larval and adult life-history stages and small subunit ribosomal RNA amongst post-Palaeozoic echinoids, A.B. Smith, D.T.J. Littlewood, and G.A. Wray 16. Molecular phylogenies and host-parasite cospeciation: gophers and lice as a model system, Roderic D.M. Page and Mark S. Hafner 17. A microevolutionary link, between phylogenies and comparative data, Emilia P. Martins and Thomas F. Hansen 18. Comparative test of evolutionary lability and rats using molecular phylogenies, John L. Gittleman, C. Gregory Anderson, Mark Kot, and Hang-Kwang Luh 19. Community evolution in Greater Antilean anolis lizards: phylogenetic patterns and experimental tests, Jonathan B. Losos 20. The evolution of body plans: HOM/Hox cluster evolution, model systems, and the importance of phylogeny, Axel Meyer
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