The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.
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How many trees are there? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Finally the attitude of the author strike one as arrogant and contemptuous one can really sense the sneer as he mentions we mere biologists – an attitude that sadly does the bioinformaticians no favours.
Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Yet no book has summarized this work until now.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet moseph on Listopia. As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: Meredith Miles rated it really liked it Nov 26, For that reason, many biologists view him as the father of statistical phylogenetics.
A potential complaint of human geneticists will be the lack of interesting examples. Inferring Phylogenies by Phylogenirs Felsenstein. An impressive overview on the statistical methods used in phylogeny. Chapters of particular interest will likely be those describing the various methods of inference chapters 1, 2, 11, and 16which are useful for choosing and evaluating methods for use phyogenies one’s own data. Statistical properties of parsimony Human geneticists will be most interested in the sections felsensein this book that deal with the generation and analysis of phylogenetic trees.
It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used. Quotes from Inferring Phyloge Closer reading reveals that plenty of detail is provided, and numerous references are included where detail is absent.
Models of DNA evolution This volume is an outstanding achievement. Refresh and try again. DRG rated it really liked it Sep 12, For researchers new to this area, the book describes contemporary methodology in a way that is both accessible and authoritative.
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Paperbackpages. The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known.
Yet no lnferring has summarized this work until now. It was with this in mind that I finally got my hands on his long-awaited book, Inferring Phylogenies. The odd occasion a worked example was present it was very helpful which underscores the point that a wider application of such examples would have improved the book no end.
Ancestral states and branch lengths 7. Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: The book achieves this goal. Reviews “Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. His current research interests include the development of coalescent-based Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods of computing likelihoods for models of evolution within species, and development of statistical methods for inferences about quantitative characters within and between species.
Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites. Models of protein evolution Yet no book had summarized this work. Inferring Phylogenies is quite simply an instant classic. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Skip to main content. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. The major problem with the book is in the presentation.
Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Calvin rated it really liked it Apr 06, Beginning with fundamental issues, such as the counting of evolutionary changes chapter 2the book goes on to cover various categories of inference algorithms parsimony methods in chapters 1 and 7, distance methods in chapter 11, and likelihood methods in chapter 16as well as their specific implementations. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Felsenstein provides beautiful and creative accounts of many topics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.