Phylogeny course 2003:

Molecular Systematics and Evolution

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Overview of the course program

  • Multiple sequence alignment (MSA): patterns in MSA, MSA and phylogeny, generating and analysing MSA with Clustal.
  • Characters: definition, examples, applications.
  • Parsimony and Distances: introduction, distance matrix methods.
  • Support measures in phylogenetics: maximum likelihood, Baysian analysis.
  • Usage of PAUP: analysis of characters, parsimony, distances and likelihood.
  • Trees from proteins: generation and analysis.
  • Bringing things alltogether: summary and recommendations