New uses for new phylogenies
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Now that scientists can sequence genes with relative ease, the relationships among living organisms are becoming better known. These relationships are summarized as phylogenetic trees. This book reveals how these trees can be used to give insights into diverse fields of biological enquiry including ecology, epidemiology, development, conservation, and the evolutionary process itself.
ContentsWhat this book is about / Paul H. Harvey and Sean Nee
New phylogenies : an introductory look at the coalescent / Rosalind M. Harding
Genealogies and geography / N.H. Barton and I. Wilson
The coalescent process and background selection / R.R. Hudson and N.L. Kaplan
Inferring population history from molecular phylogenies / Sean Nee ... [et al.]
Applications of intraspecific phylogenetics / Keith A. Crandall and Alan R. Templeton
Inferring phylogenies from DNA sequence data : the effects of sampling / Sarah P. Otto, Michael P. Cummings, and John Wakeley
Uses for evolutionary trees / Walter M. Fitch
Cross-species transmission and recombination of "AIDS" viruses / Paul M. Sharp, David L. Robertson, and Beatrice H. Hahn
Using interspecies phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses / Andy Purvis
Using phylogenetic trees to reconstruct the history of infectious disease epidemics / Eddie C. Holmes ... [et al.]
Relating geographic patterns to phylogenetic processes / A. Malhotra ... [et al.]
Uses of molecular phylogenies for conservation / Craig Moritz
Testing the time axis of phylogenies / M.J. Benton
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
Molecular phylogenies and host-parasite cospeciation : gophers and lice as a model system / Roderic D.M. Page and Mark S. Hafner
A microevolutionary link between phylogenies and comparative data / Emília P. Martins and Thomas F. Hansen
Comparative tests of evolutionary lability and rates using molecular phylogenies / John L. Gittleman ... [et al.]
Community evolution in Greater Antillean Anolis lizards : phylogenetic patterns and experimental tests / Jonathan B. Losos
The evolution of body plans : HOM/Hox cluster evolution, model systems, and the importance of phylogeny / Axel Meyer.
|Publisher|| Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,1996
Harvey, Paul H.,
Royal Society (Great Britain). Discussion Meeting (1994)
Some of the papers originally presented at a Royal Society Discussion Meeting in Dec. 1994.
xi, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.