Chapter 2 Outline

The Tree of Life, from Darwin to Today

Phylogenetic Trees

  • Inferring phylogenies: An introduction

Variations on the Phylogenetic Theme

  • Branches of a phylogenetic tree sometimes rejoin
  • Not only organisms have “phylogenies”

Phylogenetic Insights into Evolutionary History

  • Inferring the history of character evolution
  • Estimating time of divergence
  • Patterns of evolution