Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequences

Hardcover | February 1, 1994

byMichael M. Miyamoto, Joel Cracraft

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With increasing frequency, systematic and evolutionary biologists have turned to the techniques of molecular biology to complement their traditional morphological and anatomical approaches to questions of the historical relationship and descent among groups of animals and plants. Inparticular, the comparative analysis of DNA sequences is becoming a common and important focus of research attention today. The objective of this volume is to survey the emerging field of molecular systematics of DNA sequences, and to appraise the strengths and limitations of the differentapproaches yielded by these techniques. The contributors are an internationally recognized group of investigators from different schools and disciplines who critically address a diversity of crucial questions about DNA systematics, including DNA sequence data acquisition, phylogenetic inference,congruence and consensus problems, limitations of molecular data, and the integration of molecular and morphological data sets. The work will interest all botanists and zoologists involved in systematics, taxonomy, and evolution.

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With increasing frequency, systematic and evolutionary biologists have turned to the techniques of molecular biology to complement their traditional morphological and anatomical approaches to questions of the historical relationship and descent among groups of animals and plants. Inparticular, the comparative analysis of DNA sequences ...

Michael M. Miyamoto is at University of Florida. Joel Cracraft is at University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.06 inPublished:February 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195066987

ISBN - 13:9780195066982

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1. Michael M. Miyamoto and Joel Cracraft: Phylogenetic Inference, DNA Sequence Analysis, and the Future of Molecular Systematics2. Jerry L. Slighton, David R. Siemieniak, and Leang C. Sieu: DNA Sequencing: Strategy and Methods to Directly Sequence Large DNA Molecules3. Robert J. Ferl, et. al.: The Application of Automated DNA Sequence Analysis to Phylogenetic Studies4. Michael S. Waterman, Jana Joyce and Mark Eggert: Computer Alignment of Sequences5. David P. Mindell: Aligning DNA Sequences: Homology and Phylogenetic Weighting6. Masatoshi Nei: Relative Efficiencies of Different Tree-Making Methods for Molecular Data7. Arend Sidow and Allan C. Wilson: Compositional Statistics Evaluated by Computer Simulations8. Walter M. Fitch and Jia Ye: Weighted Parsimony: Does It Work?9. David Penny, Michael D. Hendy and Michael A. Steel: Testing the Theory of Descent10. Joel Cracraft and Kathleen Helm-Bychowski: Parsimony and Phylogenetic Inference Using DNA Sequences: Some Methodological Strategies11. Allan Larson: Evolutionary Analysis of Length-Variable Sequences: Divergent Domains of Ribosomal RNA12. Wen-Hsiung Li and Manolo Gouy: Statistical Methods for Testing Molecular Phylogenies13. David M. Hillis: Discriminating Between Phylogenetic Signal and Random Noise in DNA Sequences14. David L. Swofford: When are Phylogeny Estimates from Morphological and Molecular Data Incongruent?15. Ward C. Wheeler: Congruence Among Data Sets: A Bayesian Approach

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"Captures the excitement that the increasing availablility of DNA sequence data is bringing to the study of systematics. I enjoyed the book. I learnt a great deal from it and would recommend it as a useful reference and entrance to the literature. . . . the standards of writing andpresentation are both high." --Journal of Classification