Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics by Masatoshi NeiMolecular Evolution and Phylogenetics by Masatoshi Nei

Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

byMasatoshi Nei, Sudhir Kumar

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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During the last ten years, remarkable progress has occurred in the study of molecular evolution. Among the most important factors that are responsible for this progress are the development of new statistical methods and advances in computational technology. In particular, phylogenetic analysisof DNA or protein sequences has become a powerful tool for studying molecular evolution. Along with this developing technology, the application of the new statistical and computational methods has become more complicated and there is no comprehensive volume that treats these methods in depth.Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics fills this gap and present various statistical methods that are easily accessible to general biologists as well as biochemists, bioinformatists and graduate students. The text covers measurement of sequence divergence, construction of phylogenetic trees,statistical tests for detection of positive Darwinian selection, inference of ancestral amino acid sequences, construction of linearized trees, and analysis of allele frequency data. Emphasis is given to practical methods of data analysis, and methods can be learned by working through numericalexamples using the computer program MEGA2 that is provided.
Masatoshi Nei is at Pennsylvania State University. Sudhir Kumar is at Arizona State University.
Title:Molecular Evolution and PhylogeneticsFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135857

ISBN - 13:9780195135855

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Table of Contents

Numerical Examples1. Molecular Basis of Evolution2. Evolutionary Change of Amino Acid Sequences3. Evolutionary Change in DNA Sequences4. Synonymous and Nonsynonymous Nucleotide Substitutions5. Phylogenetic Trees6. Phylogenetic Inference: Distance Methods7. Phylogenetic Inference: Maximum Parsimony Methods8. Phylogenetic Inference: Maximum Likelihood Methods9. Accuracies and Statistical Tests of Phylogenetic Trees10. Molecular Clocks and Linearized Trees11. Ancestral Nucleotide and Amino Acid Sequences12. Genetic Polymorphism and Evolution13. Population Trees from Genetic Markers14. PerspectivesAppendicesReferencesIndex