Special Issue "Estimating Phylogenies from Large Genomic Datasets"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Charles Bell

Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
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Phone: 504.280.7040
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Interests: diversification; divergence times; molecular clocks; RADseq; phylogeny; phylogenetics; phylogenomics
Guest Editor
Dr. Stephen A. Smith

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Interests: diversification; divergence times; molecular clocks; RADseq; phylogeny; phylogenetics; phylogenomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the explosion of new data from “next generation” sequencing technologies over the past decade, evolutionary biologists have been faced with a number of challenges in using this data for phylogenetic inference. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a brief overview of recently proposed methods for phylogenetic inference, as well as novel techniques for the acquisition, curation, and implementation of large datasets. We are especially interested in a wide variety of studies (both theoretical and empirical), from overviews of recent software/techniques/pipelines that have been developed to infer phylogenies from large genomic datasets.

Dr. Charles Bell
Dr. Stephen A. Smith
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Genomics

  • Proteomics

  • Phylogenomics

  • Phylotranscriptomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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