1 Trees of Genes in Populations

  title={1 Trees of Genes in Populations},
  author={J. Felsenstein}
Trees of ancestry of copies of genes form in populations, as a result of the randomness of birth, death, and Mendelian reproduction. Considering them allows us to think about evolution within and between populations, to make the connection between phylogenies and population genetic analyses. These trees, known as coalescents, are essential to developing methods for making inferences about populations. This chapter reviews coalescents and the inference methods based on them. The review… CONTINUE READING