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An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics (Second Edition)  

Lindell BromhamProfessor, Research School of Biology, Australian National UniversityClose
Published in Print:21 January 2016 Published Online:31 August 2023
ISBN:9780198736363
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics first talks the reader through the story of DNA. It then delves into more detail describing DNA as the immortal germline. The text then considers mutation, and also looks at replication, the genome, genes, selection, and drift. The text goes on to consider species and the origin of species. It also describes the role of alignment, phylogeny, and hypotheses. Finally, it looks at rates in terms of tempo and mode and dates in terms of time.