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xvi, 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • * Preface* Acknowledgements* Commonly Used Symbols* Chapter 1: Phylogeny* Chapter 2: Basic combinatorics of discrete phylogenies* Chapter 3: Tree shape and random discrete phylogenies* Chapter 4: Pulling trees apart and putting trees together* Chapter 5: Phylogenies based on discrete characters* Chapter 6: Continuous phylogenies and distance-based tree reconstruction* Chapter 7: Evolution on a tree: Part one* Chapter 8: Evolution on a tree: Part two* Chapter 9: Evolution of trees* Chapter 10: Introduction to phylogenetic networks* Bibliography* Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611974478 20170731
Phylogenetics is a topical and growing area of research. Phylogenies (phylogenetic trees and networks) allow biologists to study and graph evolutionary relationships between different species. These are also used to investigate other evolutionary processes - for example, how languages developed or how different strains of a virus (such as HIV or influenza) are related to each other. This self-contained book addresses the underlying mathematical theory behind the reconstruction and analysis of phylogenies. The theory is grounded in classical concepts from discrete mathematics and probability theory as well as techniques from other branches of mathematics (algebra, topology, differential equations). The biological relevance of the results is highlighted throughout. In Phylogeny: Discrete and Random Processes in Evolution, the author:* Supplies proofs of key classical theorems and includes results not covered in existing boosk* Emphasizes relevant mathematical results derived over the past 20 years. * Provides numerous exercises, examples, and figures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611974478 20170731
Science Library (Li and Ma)