The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.

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The book achieves this goal. It was with this in mind that I finally got my hands on his long-awaited book, Inferring Phylogenies. Trivia About Inferring Phyloge Felsenstein is a wonderful writer and I believe the math he describes is not only minimal, but unnecessary as the text provides wonderful descriptions of the methods.

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The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Bootstrap, jackknife, and permutation tests Phylogenies and paleontology Meredith Miles rated it really liked it Nov 26, The clear goal of Inferring Phylogenies is to provide readers with a comprehensive discussion of the theory and algorithms behind the inference of phylogenetic trees.

These descriptions of inference algorithms are potentially useful for writing software and the like, but their real value is in Felsenstein’s enumeration of the strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies of each of the various methods.

Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites. Over 30 years ago Crow and Kimura produced what has become the cornerstone of theoretical population genetics.


Not for the faint of heart! Isabelle rated it really liked it Aug 28, In addition some terms were introduced with little or know explanation again an assumption of pre-existing knowledge that may not be present – perhaps a glossary would help sort this issue out, it would certainly have been useful in keeping up with the plethora of technical terms bandied about.

Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites.

Infsrring odd occasion a worked example was present it was very helpful which underscores the point that a wider application of such examples would have improved the book no end. Yue Zhang rated it it was amazing Jan phyloenies, Felsenstein provides beautiful and creative accounts of many topics. 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. Jana Athanasia rated it liked it Mar 10, Inferring Phylogenies is intended for graduate-level courses, assuming some knowledge of statistics, mathematics calculus and fundamental matrix algebramolecular sequences, and quantitative genetics.

Apr phyloggenies, Michiel rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Felsenstein is a good writer, and these discussions are clear enough to give a basic idea of how each method works with just a quick reading. Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. Apr 14, Bill Tyne rated it it was ok Shelves: Counting evolutionary changes 3. Go directly to our online catalogue. Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 11, To ask other readers questions about Inferring Phylogeniesplease sign up.


Human geneticists will be most interested in the sections of this book that deal with the generation and analysis of phylogenetic trees. The short answer is: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Process and Pattern in Evolution Charlotte J. He earned a B.

Yet no book has summarized this work until now. It is hard to imagine how any lab could function without this book.

Coalescents and species trees Table of Contents 1. Clearly explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. It assume a infrrring of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, josepph is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – i After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover.

Inferring Phylogenies

Chapters of particular interest will likely be those describing the various methods of inference chapters 1, 2, 11, and 16which are useful for choosing and evaluating methods for use with one’s own data.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. A potential complaint of human geneticists will be the lack of interesting examples.