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Event-Based Cophylogenetic Comparative Analysis


Charleston, M and Libeskind-Hadas, R, Event-Based Cophylogenetic Comparative Analysis, Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology, Springer, LZ Garamszegi (ed), Germany, pp. 465-480. ISBN 978-3-662-43549-6 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43550-2_20


Cophylogenetic analysis seeks to explain the relationships between mutually evolving pairs of species such as hosts and parasites. In the last two decades, increasingly sophisticated computational methods have been developed for performing cophylogenetic analyses. In particular, event-based reconstruction methods attempt to find the best supported reconstructions of pairs of related trees using a set of events including cospeciation, duplication, transfer, and loss. This chapter formulates the cophylogeny reconstruction problem, describes the algorithmic techniques that have been developed for this problem, and compares and contrasts the software packages that implement these methods.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cophylogeny, coevolution, host-parasite interactions
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Charleston, M (Professor Michael Charleston)
ID Code:109283
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-06-07
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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