DNA can be extracted and sequenced from a diverse range of biological samples, providing a vast amount of information about evolution and ecology. The analysis of DNA sequences contributes to evolutionary biology at all levels, from dating the origin of the biological kingdoms to untangling family relationships.
An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics presents the fundamental concepts and intellectual tools you need to understand how the genome records information about evolutionary past and processes, how that information can be "read", and what kinds of questions we can use that information to answer. Starting with evolutionary principles, and illustrated throughout with biological examples, it is the perfect starting point on the journey to an understanding of the way
molecular data is used in modern biology.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 1112 g
Dimensions: 266 x 203 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Engaging and entertaining writing, with concepts clearly conveyed in a way accessible to less numerate students. It is by far one of the most enjoyable and interesting text books on evolutionary genetics I have read. * Simon Goodman, University of Leeds *
Nothing else comes close in terms of completeness and accessibility to our students. Reading the text is almost like having a conversation. * Lawrence Mays, University of North Carolina at Charlotte *