Skip to content

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Basic Phylogenetic Combinatorics

Basic Phylogenetic Combinatorics

  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768320

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Phylogenetic combinatorics is a branch of discrete applied mathematics concerned with the combinatorial description and analysis of phylogenetic trees and related mathematical structures such as phylogenetic networks and tight spans. Based on a natural conceptual framework, the book focuses on the interrelationship between the principal options for encoding phylogenetic trees: split systems, quartet systems and metrics. Such encodings provide useful options for analyzing and manipulating phylogenetic trees and networks, and are at the basis of much of phylogenetic data processing. This book highlights how each one provides a unique perspective for viewing and perceiving the combinatorial structure of a phylogenetic tree and is, simultaneously, a rich source for combinatorial analysis and theory building. Graduate students and researchers in mathematics and computer science will enjoy exploring this fascinating new area and learn how mathematics may be used to help solve topical problems arising in evolutionary biology.

    • The first systematic introduction to this exciting new field
    • Contains full proofs of all the fundamental results for easy reference
    • Suitable for readers with only a basic knowledge of combinatorics
    • Introduces a new generation of mathematicians to the fascinating problems that can arise in evolutionary and molecular biology
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book concerns the combinatorial description of phylogenetic trees and related structures such as phylogenetic networked and tight spans. The book presents a system approach which includes both classical and new results."
    Stephen J. Willson, Mathematical Reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768320
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 55 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminaries
    2. Encoding X-trees
    3. Consistency of X-tree encodings
    4. From split systems to networks
    5. From metrics to networks
    6. From quartet and tree systems to trees
    7. From metrics to split systems and back
    8. Maps to and from quartet systems
    9. Rooted trees and the Farris transform
    10. On measuring and removing inconsistencies.

  • Authors

    Andreas Dress, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
    Andreas Dress is a Professor Emeritus in the Mathematics Department at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

    Katharina T. Huber, University of East Anglia
    Katharina T. Huber is a Lecturer in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK.

    Jacobus Koolen, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
    Jacobus Koolen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea.

    Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia
    Vincent Moulton is a Professor in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK.

    Andreas Spillner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
    Andreas Spillner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Greifswald, Germany.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×