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Published: 01 October 2017

372 Pages

ISBN: 9781605357102

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Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy

A How-To Manual

Fifth Edition

Barry G. Hall

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • "Learn More" boxes present background on the various concepts and methods.
  • Files needed for working through the tutorials in the text, as well as additional software that facilitates some of the methods discussed, can be accessed via the Ancillary Resource Center link on this page.

New to this Edition:

  • The release of this edition was prompted by the development of a new version of the phylogenetic software MEGA. MEGA7 has several capabilities that were not present in MEGA5.
  • Three new chapters (Minimum Spanning Trees; Time Trees; and Estimating Phylogenetic Trees from Whole Genome Sequences) address important advanced topics.
  • The chapter on Bayesian Inference is now illustrated using the program BEAST, a WYSIWYG program with a familiar application environment.
  • Three new Appendices discuss text editors, the many command-line programs that are available, and facilitating the installation of those programs in the Windows, Mac, and Linux environments.
  • New screen shots throughout show the current versions of all software. These illustrations are in full color, enabling readers to more easily identify elements in which color plays an important informational role.
  • This edition is organized into 19 (versus 16) chapters, to better isolate important topics.

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