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The rise of statistical phylogenetics

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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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Copyright 2013 Australian Statistical Publishing Association

DOI: doi:10.1111/anzs.12035

Abstract

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
Author:Holland, BR (Associate Professor Barbara Holland)
ID Code:86391
Year Published:2013
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT100100031)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2013-09-11
Last Modified:2016-11-07
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