Reconstructing vertebrate phylogenetic trees
Part 4. Bioinformatics
4.4. Comparative Analysis and Phylogeny
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Kumar, S. and Filipski, A. 2005. Reconstructing vertebrate phylogenetic trees. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.4:42.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Within the last three decades, the methodology underlying vertebrate phylogenetic analysis, including the dating of speciation events, has grown from the use of morphological characters in living organisms and fossils to an increased emphasis on molecular phylogenetics. Here, we use a selected set of examples to give a brief survey of how these approaches have been used together to resolve some interesting and difficult questions regarding both lower- and higher-level relationships of vertebrate species.
- molecular evolution;
- phylogenetic inference;