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Reconstructing the Tree of Life


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Introduction to the Systematics of Species Rich Groups. Taxonomy/Systematics in the Twenty-First Century. Assembling the Tree of Life: Magnitude, Shortcuts and Pitfalls. Evolutionary History of Prokaryotes: Tree or No Tree? Supertree Methods for Building the Tree of Life: Divide-and-Conquer Approaches to Large Phylogenetic Problems. Taxon Sampling versus Computational Complexity and Their Impact on Obtaining the Tree of Life. Tools to Construct and Study Big Trees: A Mathematical Perspective. The Analysis of Molecular Sequences in Large Data Sets: Where Should We Put Our Effort? Species-Level Phylogenetics of Large Genera: Prospects of Studying Coevolution and Polyploidy. The Diversification of Flowering Plants through Time and Space: Key Innovations, Climate and Chance. Skewed Distribution of Species Number in Grass Genera: Is It a Taxonomic Artefact? Reconstructing Animal Phylogeny in the Light of Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Insect Biodiversity and Industrialising the Taxonomic Process: The Plant Bug Case Study (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). Cichlid Fish Diversity and Speciation. Fungal Diversity. Matters of Scale: Dealing with One of the Largest Genera of Angiosperms. Supersizing: Progress in Documenting and Understanding Grass Species Richness. Collecting Strategies for Large and Taxonomically Challenging Taxa: Where Do We Go from Here, and How Often? Large and Species Rich Taxa: Diatoms, Geography and Taxonomy. Systematics of the Species Rich Algae: Red Algal Classification, Phylogeny and Speciation.

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Trevor R. Hodkinson, John A. N. Parnell

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