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Charleston, M, Phylogeny, Reference Module in Life Sciences (LIFE), Elsevier, USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780128096338 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.06904-1


The branching pattern of ancestor–descendant relationships among "taxa" (eg, species or their genes) is called a "phylogeny." "Phylogenetics" is the process of attempting to estimate these historical relationships by examining information such as DNA, protein sequences, or morphological (shape) characters from extant taxa. This information is generally presented using a mathematical tree – a structure used to describe the evolutionary history of the taxa at a high level. These trees come in several different varieties and can be inferred in several different ways. There is a great amount of effort being put into methods of estimating trees, as well as determining particular phylogenies for species of interest.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Bayesian statistics; Likelihood; Network; Parsimony; Phylogeny; Tree
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:110612
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-08-05
Last Modified:2020-05-20

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