Looking to open access (preferably w/ CC licenses) review papers covering introduction to phylogenetic trees and methods

I am teaching a class this spring and as part of the class am having one lecture on “Phylogenetic trees and methods.” I would like to link to (and be able to mix and match material from) some review paper on this topic. So I am searching for something that is Open Access and preferably with a broad Creative Commons license. Anyone know of anything good?

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

6 thoughts on “Looking to open access (preferably w/ CC licenses) review papers covering introduction to phylogenetic trees and methods”

  1. Hmm, blogger ate my comment, so a bit more brief this time.

    1) This 2008 paper by Stéphane Aris-Brosou and Xuhua Xia reviews the statistical methods used in the entire phylogenetics life-cycle

    2) This paper by Sean Carroll reviews the efforts and reasons for failure in hard-to-resolve phylogenies

    3) This paper by Hanno Sandvik discusses the problems that students can have when thinking about trees, and include some practice questions.

    All these papers are released under some form of CC Attribution License.

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