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The rise of statistical phylogenetics


Holland, BR, The rise of statistical phylogenetics, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 55, (3) pp. 205-220. ISSN 1369-1473 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/anzs.12035


This paper provides a review of the many applications of statistics within the field of phylogenetics, that is, the study of evolutionary history. The reader is assumed to be a statistician rather than a phylogeneticist, so some background is given on what phylogenetics is, along with a brief history of different approaches to phylogenetic inference. The latter half of the paper focuses on a series of open statistical problems in the field with the aim of encouraging more statisticians to engage with this fascinating area of research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:goodness-of-fit, maximum likelihood, molecular phylogenetics, phylogenetic networks; phylogenetic trees; phylogenetics; sequence evolution; stochastic models
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Biological mathematics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Holland, BR (Professor Barbara Holland)
ID Code:86391
Year Published:2013
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT100100031)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2013-09-11
Last Modified:2016-11-07

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