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Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution / Edition 1

Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution / Edition 1

by Xuhua Xia


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ISBN-13: 9780792375005
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 09/30/2001
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Dr. Xuhua Xia is affiliated with the University of Hong Kong and specializes in bioinformatics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Installation of DAMBE and a Quick Start. 2. File Conversion. 3. Processing GenBank Files. 4. Accessing GenBank or Networked Computers. 5. Pair-wise and Multiple Sequence Alignment. 6. Factors Affecting Nucleotide Frequencies. 7. Case Study 1: arthropod phylogeny. 8. Factors Affecting Codon Frequencies. 9. Case Study 2: Transcription and codon usage bias. 10. Case Study 3: Translation and codon usage bias. 11. Evolution of Amino Acid Usage. 12. Pattern of Nucleotide Substitutions. 13. Preamble to the Pattern of Codon Substitution. 14. Factors Affecting Codon Substitutions. 15. Case Study 4: Transition bias. 16. Substitution Pattern in Amino Acid Sequences. 17. A Statistical Digression. 18. Theoretical Background of Genetic Distances. 19. Molecular Phylogenetics: Concepts and Practice. 20. Testing the Molecular Clock Hypothesis. 21. Testing Phylogenetic Hypotheses. 22. Fitting Probability Distributions. Literature Cited. Index.

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