Statistical Methods in Phylogenetic and Evolutionary Inferences

Bertolotti, Luigi; Department Of Animal Productions, Epidemiology And Ecology, And Molecular Biotechnology Center - University Of Torino, & Giacobini, Mario; Department Of Animal Productions, Epidemiology And Ecology, Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine, And Molecular Biotechnology Center - University Of Torino
Molecular instruments are the most accurate methods in organisms’identification and characterization. Biologists are often involved in studies where the main goal is to identify relationships among individuals. In this framework, it is very important to know and apply the most robust approaches to infer correctly these relationships, allowing the right conclusions about phylogeny. In this review, we will introduce the reader to the most used statistical methods in phylogenetic analyses, the Maximum Likelihood and the...