Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics 3rd Edition

Chapter 7: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution

This page offers the web documents that are referred to in Chapter 7 of the book. In Chapter 6 we discussed multiple sequence alignments. These can be visualized as phylogenetic trees. We describe the main features of a tree (topology and branch lengths) and the stages of generating a tree. Approaches include maximum parsimony, distance-based methods, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference of phylogeny.