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Published: 21 January 2016

536 Pages | 425 colour illustrations and photographs


ISBN: 9780198736363

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize 2016

An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

Second Edition

Lindell Bromham

  • Engaging yet highly informative writing style captures the author's genuine and infectious passion for her subject
  • Equation-free approach makes the field accessible to all biologists, including those who prefer discussion and diagrams rather than algebra
  • Cutting-edge case studies explore the scientific literature and show how theoretical concepts are applied in the context of real biological research
  • Caters to different levels and interests with a unique combination of text, technical information, and case studies to enable flexible use
  • Stunning full colour presentation is the perfect complement to the author's written prose

New to this Edition:

  • Covers the same ground as the first edition - which was published as Reading the Story in DNA - but considerably expanded, updated, and remodelled to make the book better fit a semester teaching structure
  • Updated throughout with enhanced coverage of genome-level evolution and descriptions of the latest techniques in the field, such as high throughput sequencing
  • Streamlined chapter structure, with TechBoxes and Case Studies collated at the end of each chapter to provide an unbroken narrative
  • Case studies have been updated and enhanced by the addition of two sections - 'Check your understanding' and 'What do you think?' - to test students' understanding and to encourage critical appraisal
  • Additional online teaching resources, including one-hour class plans to accompany each chapter in the book