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Computational Molecular Evolution$
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Ziheng Yang

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567028

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567028.001.0001

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Bayesian methods

Bayesian methods

Chapter:
(p.145) 5 Bayesian methods
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Computational Molecular Evolution
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ZIHENG YANG

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567028.003.0005

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the theory and computation of Bayesian statistics and its applications to molecular evolution. It uses simple examples, such as distance estimation under the JC69 model, to introduce the general principles. It discusses the application of Bayesian inference to reconstruction of phylogenetic trees and to population genetics analysis under the coalescent. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   Bayesian statistics, Baye's theorem, molecular evolution, Markov chains, Bayesian phylogenetics

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