Molecular Systematics and Evolution: Theory and Practice

  • Rob DeSalle
  • Ward Wheeler
  • Gonzalo Giribet

Part of the EXS 92 book series (EXS, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Evolutionary analysis at different levels

  3. Current problems in molecular systematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-105
    2. Gonzalo Giribet, Ward C. Wheeler, Jyrki Muona
      Pages 107-114
    3. Daniel A. Janies, Ward C. Wheeler
      Pages 115-123
    4. Gonzalo Giribet, Rob DeSalle, Ward C. Wheeler
      Pages 141-146
    5. Richard H. Baker, John Gatesy
      Pages 163-174
    6. Ranhy Bang, Ted R. Schultz, Rob DeSalle
      Pages 175-186
  4. New approaches to molecular evolution

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-309

About this book


Important practical implications are established by case reports and specific examples. The present book is the ideal complement to the practitioner’s manual Techniques in Molecular Systematics and Evolution, recently published by the same editors in the Birkhäuser MTBM book series.

The first part of this book deals with important applications of evolutionary and systematic analysis at different taxonomic levels. The second part discusses DNA multiple sequence alignment, species designations using molecular data, evo-devo and other topics that are problematic or controversial. In the last part, novel topics in molecular evolution and systematics, like genomics, comparative methods in molecular evolution and the use of large data bases are described. The final chapter deals with problems in bacterial evolution, considering the increasing access to large numbers of complete genome sequences.


DNA bacteria development evolution genes genetic research genetics genomics molecular evolution morphology phylogenetic analyses phylogeny protein systematics the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Rob DeSalle
    • 1
  • Ward Wheeler
    • 1
  • Gonzalo Giribet
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Invertebrate ZoologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2002
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9442-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8114-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1023-294X
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