UNIT 6.1 Introduction to Inferring Evolutionary Relationships
Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Page, R. D. 2003. Introduction to Inferring Evolutionary Relationships. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 00:6.1:6.1.1–6.1.13.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
- Published Print: JAN 2003
This unit provides a general introduction to phylogeny. It defines common terms and discusses the issue of rooting trees, in addition to comparing gene and species trees. Methods for inferring phylogenies, such as distance methods, parsimony methods, and maximum likelihood are also presented. The unit concludes with discussion of how to assess tree confidence.