Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny

Paperback | October 18, 2007

EditorOlivier Gascuel

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This book considers evolution at different scales: sequences, genes, gene families, organelles, genomes and species. The focus is on the mathematical and computational tools and concepts, which form an essential basis of evolutionary studies, indicate their limitations, and give themorientation. Recent years have witnessed rapid progress in the mathematics of evolution and phylogeny, with models and methods becoming more realistic, powerful, and complex.Aimed at graduates and researchers in phylogenetics, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists, and including chapters by leading scientists: A. Bergeron, D. Bertrand, D. Bryant, R. Desper, O. Elemento, N. El-Mabrouk, N. Galtier, O. Gascuel, M. Hendy, S. Holmes, K. Huber, A. Meade, J.Mixtacki, B. Moret, E. Mossel, V. Moulton, M. Pagel, M.-A. Poursat, D. Sankoff, M. Steel, J. Stoye, J. Tang, L.-S. Wang, T. Warnow, Z. Yang, this book of contributed chapters explains the basis and covers the recent results in this highly topical area.

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This book considers evolution at different scales: sequences, genes, gene families, organelles, genomes and species. The focus is on the mathematical and computational tools and concepts, which form an essential basis of evolutionary studies, indicate their limitations, and give themorientation. Recent years have witnessed rapid progre...

Olivier Gascuel leads a research group at LIRMM-CNRS, Montpellier. He is an associate editor of Systematic Biology and belongs to the editorial board of BMC-Bioinformatics, BMC-Evolutionary Biology, and BMC-Algorithms for Molecular Biology. He has published 110 papers and book chapters, and authored several widely used programs in phy...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:October 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Olivier Gascuel: Introduction1. Richard Desper and Olivier Gascuel: The minimum evolution distance-based approach of phylogenetic inference2. David Bryant, Nicolas Galtier, and Marie-Anne Poursat: Likelihood calculation in molecular phylogenetics3. Ziheng Yang: Bayesian inference in molecular phylogenetics4. Susan Holmes: Statistical approaches to test involving phylogenetics5. Mark Pagel and Andrew Meade: Mixture models in phylogenetic inference6. Michael D. Hendy: Hadamard conjugation: an analytic tool for phylogenetics7. Vincent Moulton and Katharina Huber: Phylogenetic networks8. Olivier Gascuel, Denis Bertrand, and Olivier Elemento: Recontructing the duplication history of tandemly repeated sequences9. David Sankoff: Conserved segment statistics and rearrangement inferences in comparative genomics10. Anne Bergeron, Julia Mixtacki, and Jens Stoye: The inversion distance problem11. Nadia El-Mabrouk: Genome rearrangement with gene families12. Bernard M.E. Moret, Jijun Tang, and Tandy Warnow: Reconstructing phylogenies from gene-content and gene-order data13. Li-San Wang and Tandy Warnow: Distance-based genome rearrangement phylogeny14. Elchanan Mossel and Mike Steel: How much can evolved characters tell us about the tree that generated them?

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`...an important contribution because it highlights the analysis of evolutionary problems as potential research avenues in applied mathematics.'Systematic Biology, Vol 55