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Phylogeny

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Charleston, M, Phylogeny, Reference Module in Life Sciences (LIFE), Elsevier, USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 0000-0000-00 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]


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Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Bayesian statistics; Likelihood; Network; Parsimony; Phylogeny; Tree
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Charleston, M (Associate Professor Michael Charleston)
ID Code:110612
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-08-05
Last Modified:2016-08-05
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