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Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics.

Nei, Masatoshi and Kumar, Sudhir

Published by New York: Oxford University Press, . First edition., 2000
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Pp. xiv, 333; 74 text-figures and diagrams. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in silver on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo. During the last ten years, remarkable progress has occurred in the study of molecular evolution. Among the most important factors that are responsible for this progress are the development of new statistical methods and advances in computational technology. In particular, phylogenetic analysis of DNA or protein sequences has become a powerful tool for studying molecular evolution. Along with this developing technology, the application of the new statistical and computational methods has become more complicated and there is no comprehensive volume that treats these methods in depth. 'Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics' fills this gap and present various statistical methods that are easily accessible to general biologists as well as biochemists, bioinformatists and graduate students. The text covers measurement of sequence divergence, construction of phylogenetic trees, statistical tests for detection of positive Darwinian selection, inference of ancestral amino acid sequences, construction of linearized trees, and analysis of allele frequency data. Emphasis is given to practical methods of data analysis, and methods can be learned by working through numerical examples using the computer program MEGA2 that is provided (from the publisher's blurb). This is the hardbound first edition. Small signature on the front endpaper, no other ownership marks and no signs of use. A very bright and clean copy in fine (as new) condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5542

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Title: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics.

Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, . First edition.

Publication Date: 2000

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