Cladistics: Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis by Ian Kitching, Peter Forey, Christopher Humphries, David

By Ian Kitching, Peter Forey, Christopher Humphries, David Williams

Cladistics goals to reconstruct genealogies in response to universal ancestry, hence revealing the phylogenetic relationships among taxa. Its functions range from linguistic research to the learn of conservation and biodiversity, and it has turn into a style of selection for comparative stories in all fields of biiology. This new version of Cladistics--first released in 1992--reflects the numerous adjustments and advancements that have taken position within the box over the past 5 years, whereas keeping the readability and clarity that made the 1st version such a success. For all scholars attracted to the systematic relationships between organisms, this ebook presents a state of the art account of the suggestions and strategies of contemporary cladistics, and of the way to place them into perform.

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