Estimating Species Trees: Practical and Theoretical Aspects by L. Lacey Knowles
Estimating Species Trees: Practical and Theoretical Aspects
Author: L. Lacey Knowles
Title: Estimating Species Trees: Practical and Theoretical Aspects
ISBN10: 0470526858
ISBN13: 978-0470526859
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 22, 2010)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1605 kb
Size epub: 1271 kb
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Recent computational and modeling advances have produced methods for estimating species trees directly, avoiding the problems and limitations of the traditional phylogenetic paradigm where an estimated gene tree is equated with the history of species divergence. The overarching goal of the volume is to increase the visibility and use of these new methods by the entire phylogenetic community by specifically addressing several challenges: (i) firm understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the methodology, (ii) empirical examples demonstrating the utility of the methodology as well as its limitations, and (iii) attention to technical aspects involved in the actual software implementation of the methodology. As such, this volume will not only be poised to become the quintessential guide to training the next generation of researchers, but it will also be instrumental in ushering in a new phylogenetic paradigm for the 21st century.