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Next Generation Systematics

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  • 40 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 5 tables
  • Page extent: 351 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.96 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9781107028586)

We live in an age of ubiquitous genomics. Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology, both widely adopted and advancing at pace, has transformed the data landscape, opening up an enormous source of heritable characters to the comparative biologist. Its impact on systematics, like many other fields of biology, has been felt throughout its breadth: from defining species boundaries to estimating their evolutionary histories. This volume examines the broad range of ways in which NGS data are being used in systematics and in the fields that it underpins, from biodiversity prospecting to evo-devo. Experts in their fields draw on contemporary case studies to demonstrate state-of-the-art applications of NGS data. These, along with novel analyses, comprehensive reviews and lively perspectives, are combined to produce an authoritative account of contemporary issues in systematics that have been impacted by the adoption of NGS.

• Leading researchers explore the broad range of ways in which next generation sequencing (NGS) data are being used in systematics and in the fields that it underpins, from biodiversity prospecting to evo-devo • Provides case studies of how NGS data are being used for state-of-the-art evolutionary studies in systematics and related fields • Forward-looking perspectives introduce and comment on trends in contemporary systematics, placing research-focused chapters in context and reflecting the latest developments in a fast-moving field

Contents

List of contributors; Introduction: studying diversity in an age of ubiquitous genomics James A. Cotton and Peter D. Olson; Part I. Next Generation Phylogenetics: 1. Perspective: challenges in assembling the 'next generation' tree of life Michael J. Sanderson; 2. The role of next generation sequencing technologies in shaping the future of insect molecular systematics Joseph Hughes and Stuart Longhorn; 3. Phylogenetics of Nematoda Mark Blaxter, Georgios Koutsovoulos, Martin Jones, Sujai Kumar and Ben Elsworth; 4. High throughput multiplexed mitogenomics for metazoans-prospects and limitations Peter G. Foster, Maria Stalteri, Andrea Waeschenbach and D. Timothy J. Littlewood; 5. Investigating bacterial microevolution through next generation sequencing Josephine M. Bryant and Simon R. Harris; Part II. Next Generation Biodiversity Science: 6. Perspective: après le déluge: ubiquitous field barcoding should drive twenty-first-century taxonomy Richard M. Bateman; 7. Perspective: biodiversity and the (data) beast Holly M. Bik and W. Kelley Thomas; 8. Next generation biodiversity analysis Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Ian King; 9. Protist systematics, ecology and next generation sequencing David Bass and Thomas Bell; Part III. Next Generation Challenges and Questions: 10. Perspective: systematics in the age of genomics Antonis Rokas; 11. Perspective: the role of next generation sequencing for integrative approaches to evolutionary biology Ralf J. Sommer; 12. Next generation apomorphy: the ubiquity of taxonomically restricted genes Paul A. Nelson and Richard J. A. Buggs; 13. Utilizing next generation sequencing for evo-devo study of plant traits Rachael H. Walker, Paula J. Rudall and Beverley J. Glover; 14. An NGS approach to archaeobotanical museum specimens as genetic resources in systematics research Oliver Smith, Sarah A. Palmer, Rafal Gutaker and Robin G. Allaby; 15. From sequence reads to evolutionary inferences James A. Cotton; Index.

Contributors

James A. Cotton, Peter D. Olson, Michael J. Sanderson, Joseph Hughes, Stuart Longhorn, Mark Blaxter, Georgios Koutsovoulos, Martin Jones, Sujai Kumar, Ben Elsworth, Peter G. Foster, Maria A. Stalteri, Andrea Waeschenbach, D. Timothy J. Littlewood, Josephine M. Bryant, Simon R. Harris, Richard M. Bateman, Holly M. Bik, W. Kelley Thomas, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Ian King, David Bass, Thomas Bell, Antonis Rokas, Ralf J. Sommer, Paul A. Nelson, Richard J. A. Buggs, Rachael H. Walker, Paula J. Rudall, Beverley J. Glover, Oliver Smith, Sarah A. Palmer, Rafal Gutaker, Robin G. Allaby

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