Tree Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology

ISBN-13: 9781936221165
ISBN-10: 1936221160
Edition: 1st
Author: David Baum, Stacey Smith
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Format: Paperback 496 pages
Category: Biology
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ISBN-13: 9781936221165
ISBN-10: 1936221160
Edition: 1st
Author: David Baum, Stacey Smith
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Format: Paperback 496 pages
Category: Biology

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Acknowledged authors David Baum , Stacey Smith wrote Tree Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology comprising 496 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1936221160 and 9781936221165. Since then Tree Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 14.39 or rent at the marketplace.

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Baum and Smith, both professors evolutionary biology and researchers in the field of systematics, present this highly accessible introduction to phylogenetics and its importance in modern biology. Ever since Darwin, the evolutionary histories of organisms have been portrayed in the form of branching trees or ";phylogenies."; However, the broad significance of the phylogenetic trees has come to be appreciated only quite recently. Phylogenetics has myriad applications in biology, from discovering the features present in ancestral organisms, to finding the sources of invasive species and infectious diseases, to identifying our closest living (and extinct) hominid relatives. Taking a conceptual approach, Tree Thinking introduces readers to the interpretation of phylogenetic trees, how these trees can be reconstructed, and how they can be used to answer biological questions. Examples and vivid metaphors are incorporated throughout, and each chapter concludes with a set

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