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chapterposted on 2023-05-25, 15:08 authored by Michael CharlestonMichael Charleston
Â© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The branching pattern of ancestorÃ¢"descendant relationships among Ã¢taxaÃ¢â„¢ (e.g., species or their genes) is called a Ã¢phylogenyÃ¢â„¢ Ã¢PhylogeneticsÃ¢â„¢ is the process of attempting to estimate these historical relationships by examining information such as DNA, protein sequences, or morphological (shape) characters from extant taxa. This information is generally presented using a mathematical tree Ã¢" a structure used to describe the evolutionary history of the taxa at a high level. These trees come in several different varieties and can be inferred in several different ways. There is a great amount of effort being put into methods of estimating trees, as well as determining particular phylogenies for species of interest.
EditorsS Maloy, K Hughes
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherAcademic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Place of publicationLondon