Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology

Theodore Garland, Albert F. Bennett, Enrico L. Rezende

Resultado de la investigación: Review article

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Resumen

Over the past two decades, comparative biological analyses have undergone profound changes with the incorporation of rigorous evolutionary perspectives and phylogenetic information. This change followed in large part from the realization that traditional methods of statistical analysis tacitly assumed independence of all observations, when in fact biological groups such as species are differentially related to each other according to their evolutionary history. New phylogenetically based analytical methods were then rapidly developed, incorporated into 'the comparative method', and applied to many physiological, biochemical, morphological and behavioral investigations. We now review the rationale for including phylogenetic information in comparative studies and briefly discuss three methods for doing this (independent contrasts, generalized least-squares models, and Monte Carlo computer simulations). We discuss when and how to use phylogenetic information in comparative studies and provide several examples in which it has been helpful, or even crucial, to a comparative analysis. We also consider some difficulties with phylogenetically based statistical methods, and of comparative approaches in general, both practical and theoretical. It is our personal opinion that the incorporation of phylogeny information into comparative studies has been highly beneficial, not only because it can improve the reliability of statistical inferences, but also because it continually emphasizes the potential importance of past evolutionary history in determining current form and function.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)3015-3035
Número de páginas21
PublicaciónJournal of Experimental Biology
Volumen208
N.º16
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 ago 2005

Huella dactilar

Comparative Physiology
physiology
phylogenetics
comparative study
phylogeny
statistical analysis
history
History
computer simulation
analytical methods
least squares
analytical method
Phylogeny
Least-Squares Analysis
Computer Simulation
methodology
method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Insect Science

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Garland, T., Bennett, A. F., & Rezende, E. L. (2005). Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(16), 3015-3035. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.01745
Garland, Theodore ; Bennett, Albert F. ; Rezende, Enrico L. / Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology. En: Journal of Experimental Biology. 2005 ; Vol. 208, N.º 16. pp. 3015-3035.
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En: Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 208, N.º 16, 01.08.2005, p. 3015-3035.

Resultado de la investigación: Review article

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