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Xia, X. 2020. A Mathematical Primer of Molecular Phylogenetics. New York: Apple Academic Press, pp. 380 (published on April 13, 2020).

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics. pp. 1-14
  • Chapter 2 Sequence Alignment Algorithms. pp. 15-68
  • Chapter 3 Nucleotide Substitution Models and Evolutionary Distances. pp. 69-140
  • Chapter 4 Protein and Codon Substitution Models and Their Evolutionary Distances. pp. 141-170
  • Chapter 5 Substitution Rate Heterogeneity Over Sites. pp. 171-184
  • Chapter 6 Maximum Parsimony Method in Phylogenetics. pp. 185-208
  • Chapter 7 Distance-Based Phylogenetic Methods. pp. 209-266
  • Chapter 8 Maximum Likelihood Methods in Phylogenetics. pp. 267-300
  • Chapter 9 Phylogeny-Based Comparative Methods. pp. 301-328

My other books

  • Xia, X. 2018. Bioinformatics and the cell: modern computational approaches in genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics. Springer. 2nd Edition. Browse chapter abstracts. Institutions with SpringerLink subscription can download the book for free or get a hardcopy for $24.99. Let me know if you do not have access to SpringerLink.

    Detailed numerical illustration of string algorithms, PWM (PSSM, PSWM), sequence alignment, Gibbs sampler for de novo motif discovery, self-organizing map (SOM), hidden Markov models, Markov chain models in nucletoide and amino acid substitution, distance-based, maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood phylogenetic methods, genomic, transcriptomics and proteomic data analysis, analysis of translation initiation, elongation and termination with a variety of codon usage indices (CAI, ITE, etc), together with numerous biological applications. Browse chapter abstracts.

    You may request a review copy here by clicking 'Access an Online Book Review Copy', or a desk copy here if you use the book for a course.

  • Xia, X. 2013. Comparative genomics. Springer. VIII, 67 pp. Hardcopy for $24.99 at SpringerLink. Let me know if you do not have access to SpringerLink.
  • Xia, X. 2007. Bioinformatics and the cell: modern computational approaches in genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics. Springer. 361 pp. Hardcopy for $24.99 at SpringerLink
  • Xia, X. 2000. Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Find the book in a library near you.
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