Charleston, M, Phylogeny, Reference Module in Life Sciences (LIFE), Elsevier, USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780128096338 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]
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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.
|Item Type:||Research Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Bayesian statistics; Likelihood; Network; Parsimony; Phylogeny; Tree|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|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)|
|Deposited By:||Mathematics and Physics|
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