Phylogenetic Tree Estimation

  • Warren J. Ewens
  • Gregory R. Grant
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


The construction of phylogenetic trees is of interest in its own right in evolutionary studies. It is also useful in many other ways, for example in the prediction of gene function; aspects of this area of the emerging field of phylogenomics are discussed by Eisen (1998).


Substitution Rate Monophyletic Group Maximum Likelihood Tree Tree Reconstruction Substitution Process 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren J. Ewens
    • 1
  • Gregory R. Grant
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Penn Center for Computational BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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