eCite Digital Repository



Charleston, M, Phylogeny, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, S Maloy, K Hughes (ed), London, 5, pp. 324-325 (2013) [Entry]

DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.01160-8


© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The branching pattern of ancestorâ"descendant relationships among âtaxaâ™ (e.g., species or their genes) is called a âphylogenyâ™ âPhylogeneticsâ™ 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 â" 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:Entry
Keywords:phylogeny, phylogenetics
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:121378
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2017-09-26
Last Modified:2017-09-26

Repository Staff Only: item control page