New Uses for New Phylogenies

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorPaul H. Harvey, Andrew J. Leigh Brown, John Maynard Smith

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Now that scientists can sequences genes with relative ease, the relationships among living organisms are becoming better known. Those relationships are summarized as phylogenetic trees. This book reveals how those trees can be used to give insights into diverse fields of biological enquiryincluding ecology, epidemiology, development, conservation, and the evolutionary process itself.

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Now that scientists can sequences genes with relative ease, the relationships among living organisms are becoming better known. Those relationships are summarized as phylogenetic trees. This book reveals how those trees can be used to give insights into diverse fields of biological enquiryincluding ecology, epidemiology, development, c...

Paul Harvey is at University of Oxford. Andrew J. Leigh Brown is at University of Edinburgh.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198549849

ISBN - 13:9780198549840

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Table of Contents

1. What this book is about2. New phylogenies: an introductory look at the coalescent3. Genealogies and geography4. The coalescent process and background selection5. Inferring population history from molecular phylogenies6. Applications of intraspecific phylogenetics7. Inferring phylogenies from DNA sequence data: the effects of sampling8. Uses for evolutionary trees9. Cross-species transmission and recombination of 'AIDS' viruses10. Using interspecies phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses11. Using phylogenetic trees to reconstruct the history of infectious disease epidemics12. Relating geographic patterns to phylogenetic processes13. Uses of molecular phylogenies for conservation14. Testing the time axis of phylogenies15. Comparative evolution of larval and adult life-history stages and small subunit ribosomal RNA amongst post-Palaeozoic echinoids16. Molecular phylogenies and host-parasite cospeciation: gophers and lice as a model system17. A microevolutionary link, between phylogenies and comparative data18. Comparative test of evolutionary lability and rats using molecular phylogenies19. Community evolution in Greater Antilean anolis lizards: phylogenetic patterns and experimental tests20. The evolution of body plans: HOM/Hox cluster evolution, model systems, and the importance of phylogeny.

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`this volume comprises the most diverse collection of phylogenetic applications ever assembled in one place ... anyone who has followed the growth of phylogenetics' impact on evolutionary biology will be interested in the diversity of perspectives presented here. The papers in this volumecollectively give the distinct impression that a rich discipline is approaching a turning point.'Michael J. Sanderson, University of California, Davis, TREE vol. 12, no. 5 May 1997