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Parsimony, Phylogeny, and Genomics
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Parsimony, Phylogeny, and Genomics

Victor A. Albert

Abstract

Parsimony analysis (cladistics) has long been one of the most widely used methods of phylogenetic inference in the fields of systematic and evolutionary biology. Moreover, it has mathematical attributes that lend themselves for use with complex, genomic-sacle data sets. In this book, specialists review philosophical, statistical, methodological, and mathematical aspects of parsimony analysis, and demonstrate the potential that this powerful hierarchical data summarization method has for both structural and functional genomics research.

Keywords: cladistics, phylogenomics, systematics, evolutionary biology, likelihood, Dollo's law, Ockham's razor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297306.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor A. Albert, editor
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway

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