Computers in Systematics: One Perspective

  • Joseph Felsenstein
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 1)


Any field of scientific endeavor is affected by technological innovations. Systematics has in turn been transformed by the sailing ship and the compound microscope, and is just beginning to be transformed by the technology of molecular biology. I believe that the computer is another of these revolutionary technologies, and that the time has come for systematists to make a serious study of the state of this technology, and what can be done with it.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Felsenstein
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  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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