Molecular Evolutionary Genetics

@inproceedings{Nei1987MolecularEG,
  title={Molecular Evolutionary Genetics},
  author={Masatoshi Nei},
  year={1987}
}
  • M. Nei
  • Published 1 February 1987
  • Biology
Recent developments of statistical methods in molecular phylogenetics are reviewed. It is shown that the mathematical foundations of these methods are not well established, but computer simulations and empirical data indicate that currently used methods such as neighbor joining, minimum evolution, likelihood, and parsimony methods produce reasonably good phylogenetic trees when a sufficiently large number of nucleotides or amino acids are used. However, when the rate of evolution varies… 

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