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Inferring Phylogenies

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Phylogenies (evolutionary trees) are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding. Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about p ...more
Paperback, 664 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Sinauer Associates
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An impressive overview on the statistical methods used in phylogeny. Not for the faint of heart!
J.P. Drury
Feb 05, 2011 J.P. Drury rated it it was ok
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hate to use the pun, but felsenstein makes it impossible to see the forest through the trees. i'm not sure for whom this text would be useful, honestly, because it neither provides a solid intro for the lay reader nor gives anything but a sort of nostalgic retrospective for those already in the know.
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