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Phylogenomics

A Primer

Edition:
1st
Author(s):
Rob DeSalle, Jeffrey Rosenfeld
ISBN:
9780815342113
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
December 18, 2012
Content Details:
352 pages | 160 illustrations
Language:
English

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Phylogenomics: A Primer is for advanced undergraduate and graduate biology students studying molecular biology, comparative biology, evolution, genomics, and biodiversity. It
    explores the origins of organic life on the planet, examines the use of scientific databases to understand the function of proteins within organisms, and provides insight into the interpretation of linear sequence information in the context of organismal change. This book explains the essential concepts underlying the storage and manipulation of genomics level data, construction of phylogenetic trees, population genetics, natural selection, the
    tree of life, DNA barcoding, and metagenomics. The inclusion of problem-solving exercises in each chapter provides students with a solid grasp of the important molecular and evolutionary questions facing modern biologists as well as the tools needed to answer them. Online exercises are also available to assist students in working with the programs and databases used to analyze phylogenomic data.

    Features

      • Step-by-step techniques and methods are described in sidebars.
      • Additional information about databases and techniques is provided in boxes.
      • Discussion questions and suggestions for further reading are listed at the end of each chapter.
  • Contents

    1. Why Phylogenomics Matters
    2. The Biology of Linear Molecules: DNA and Proteins
    3. Evolutionary Principles: Populations and Trees
    4. Databases
    5. Homology and Pairwise Alignment
    6. Multiple Alignments and Constructing Phylogenomic Matrices
    7. Genome Sequencing and Annotation
    8. Tree Building
    9. Robustness and Rate Heterogeneity in Phylogenomics
    10. A Beginner's Guide to  Bayesian Approaches in Evolution                                           11. Incongruence
    12. Adapting Population Genetics to Genomics
    13. Detecting Natural Selection in Genomes – Part 1
    14. Detecting Natural Selection in Genomes – Part 2
    15. Advanced Population Genetics Topics
    16. Genome Content Analysis
    17. A Phylogenomic Perspective of Biological Diversity: Tree of Life, DNA Barcoding and Metagenomics
    18. Microarrays in Evolutionary Studies and Functional Phylogenomics

  • Instructor Resources

    Instructor Resources

    For the following resources, verified instructors can visit the resource page for Phylogenomics: A Primer.

    Step-by-step techniques and methods are described in sidebars.
    Additional information about databases and techniques is provided in boxes.
    Discussion questions and suggestions for further reading are listed at the end of each chapter.

    Artwork
    Images from the book available in JPEG and PowerPoint formats.

    Links
    Links to exercises, algorithms, annotated data sets, and links to biological databases.

     

  • Student Resources

    Student Resources

    Step-by-step techniques and methods are described in sidebars.
    Additional information about databases and techniques is provided in boxes.
    Discussion questions and suggestions for further reading are listed at the end of each chapter.

    Artwork
    Images from the book available in JPEG and PowerPoint formats.

    Links
    Links to exercises, algorithms, annotated data sets, and links to biological databases.

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    Chapter 1: Why Phylogenomics Matters