Phylogenetic analysis show the developmental connections among groups of living forms, or among a group of related nucleic acid or protein sequences. Phylogenetic connections among genes can help to conclude which ones may have comparative functions. The evolutionary history inferred from phylogenetic analysis is usually depicted as branching, treelike diagrams that represent an estimated pedigree of the inherited relationships among molecules (‘‘gene trees’’), organisms, or both. Phylogenetics is sometimes called cladistics because the word ‘‘clade,’’ a set of descendants from a single ancestor, is derived from the Greek word for branch.
Journal related to Phylogenetic Analysis
Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology, International Journal of Evolution, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, Current Advances in Molecular Phylogenetics, Applied Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Molecular systematics and phylogenetics.