Second Edition

The Phylogenetic Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to theory and practice of nucleotide and protein phylogenetic analysis. This second edition includes 6 new chapters, covering topics such as Bayesian inference, tree topology testing and the impact of recombination on phylogenies. The book has a stronger focus on hypothesis testing than the previous edition, with more extensive discussions on recombination analysis, and new detailed sections on detecting molecular adaptation and genealogy-based population genetics. Many chapters include elaborate practical sections, which have been updated to introduce the reader to the most recent versions of sequence analysis and phylogeny software. Many analysis tools are described by their original authors, resulting in clear explanations that constitute an ideal teaching guide for advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students.

...“The new edition The Phylogenetic Handbook moves the field along nicely and has a number of important intellectual and structural changes from the earlier edition. Such a revision is necessary to track the major changes in this rapidly evolving field, in terms of both the new theory and new methodologies available for the computational analysis of gene sequence evolution.  The result is a fine balance between theory and practice.”...

Eddie Holmes

Professor in Biology, Penn State University

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A Practical Approach to phylogenetic analysis and hypothesis testing