The Phylogenetic Handbook Second Edition: A Practical Approach to Phylogenetic Analysis and Hypothesis Testing

The Phylogenetic Handbook Second Edition: A Practical Approach to Phylogenetic Analysis and Hypothesis Testing

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 3/26/2009
EAN 9780521730716, ISBN10: 0521730716

Paperback, 750 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 3.4 cm
Language: English

The Phylogenetic Handbook is a broad, hands on guide to theory and practice of nucleotide and protein phylogenetic analysis. This second edition includes six new chapters, covering topics such as Bayesian inference, tree topology testing and the impact of recombination on phylogenies, as well as a detailed section on molecular adaptation. The book has a stronger focus on hypothesis testing than the previous edition, with more extensive discussions on recombination analysis, detecting molecular adaptation and genealogy-based population genetics. Many chapters include elaborate practical sections, which have been updated to introduce the reader to the most recent versions of sequence analysis and phylogeny software, including BLAST, FastA, Clustal, T-coffee, Muscle, DAMBE, Tree-puzzle, Phylip, MEGA, PAUP*, IQPNNI, CONSEL, ModelTest, Prottest, PAML, HYPHY, MrBayes, BEAST, LAMARC, SplitsTree, and RDP. Many analysis tools are described by their original authors, resulting in clear explanations that constitute an ideal teaching guide for advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students.

Part I. Introduction
1. Basic concepts of molecular evolution Anne-Mieke Vandamme
Part II. Data Preparation
2. Sequence databases and database searching Guy Bottu, Marc Van Ranst and Philippe Lemey
3. Multiple sequence alignment Des Higgins and Philippe Lemey
Part III. Phylogenetic Inference
4. Nucleotide substitution models Korbinian Strimmer, Arndt von Haeseler and Marco Salemi
5. Phylogenetic inference based on distance methods Yves Van de Peer and Marco Salemi
6. Phylogenetic inference using maximum likelihood methods Heiko A. Schmidt and Arndt von Haeseler
7. Bayesian phylogenetic analysis using MRBAYES Fredrik Ronquist, Paul van der Mark and John P. Huelsenbeck
8. Phylogeny inference based on parsimony and other methods using PAUP* David L. Swofford and Jack Sullivan
9. Phylogenetic analysis using protein sequences Fred R. Opperdoes and Philippe Lemey
Part IV. Testing Models and Trees
10. Selecting models of evolution David Posada
11. Molecular clock analysis Philippe Lemey and David Posada
12. Testing tree topologies Heiko Schmidt
Part V. Molecular Adaptation
13. Natural selection and adaptation of molecular sequences Oliver G. Pybus and Beth Shapiro
14. Estimating selection pressures on alignments of coding sequences Sergei L. Kosakovsky Pond, Art F. Y. Poon, and Simon D. W. Frost
Part VI. Recombination
15. Introduction to recombination detection Philippe Lemey and David Posada
16. Detecting and characterizing individual recombination events Mika Salminen and Darren Martin
Part VII. Population Genetics
17. The coalescent
population genetic inference using genealogies Allen Rodrigo
18. Bayesian evolutionary analysis by sampling trees Alexei Drummond and Andrew Rambaut
estimating population genetic parameters from molecular data Mary K. Kuhner
Part VIII. Additional Topics
20. Assessing substitution saturation with DAMBE Xuhua Xia and Philippe Lemey
21. Split networks
a tool for exploring complex evolutionary relationships in molecular data Vincent Moulton and Katharina T. Huber.

"This impressive handbook provides unparalleled coverage of the practice of turning genetic data into sensible statements about evolutionary history and processes. Intended as a hands-on resource for the student or professional scientists who wishes to master basic phylogenetic concepts and get to grips with the software - in this regard it succeeds admirably."

- Mike Steel, Biometrics