Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


Edited by Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov, ISBN 978-953-51-3502-9, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3499-2, 118 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 06, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/63115
Edited Volume

Phylogenetics aims to study the evolutionary relatedness of living organisms in our planet. Its application is extended to the key areas such as evolution, classification and taxonomy of living organisms; ecology, diversity, and conservation biology of agrobiocenosis; monitoring of pathogen spread, outbreaks and source of transmissions, forensic analyses, etc. Historically, phylogenetics studies were prevalently based on morphological features of species that helped to classify the 'Tree of Life' on Earth. Modern phylogenetics studies, however, rely more heavily on DNA sequences. In this Phylogenetics book, we aimed to present readers the latest developments in phylogenetics studies that highlight multi-kingdom systems, reticulated evolution and conservation biology of living organisms as well as 'omics'-based phylogenetics advances.