[ 863MODBMPH18 ] Module Molecular Phylogenetics

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6 ECTS Accumulative module examination M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Biologische Chemie Václav Hypša USB Budweis
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Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master Programme Biological Chemistry 2018W
Objectives To acquire an understanding of molecular phylogenetics. Students to acquire practical, on-hands experience in molecular phylogenetics.
Subject The course provides an overview of basic techniques and data types in various areas of phylogenetic inference. The course covers the following topics: Characteristics and informative value of molecular data; Maximum parsimony; Models of molecular evolution; Phylogenetic inference based on evolutionary distances; Maximum likelihood and Bayesian probability; Alignments and Matrices; Phylogenetic inference at population level: intraspecific genealogy and coalescence; Phylogeography and Coevolution; Alternative approaches and data sources in molecular phylogenetics.

Exercising and discussing recently learned material in the field of molecular phylogenetics.

Further information Recommended reading:

M. Nei and S. Kumar: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics. Oxford Univerity Press, 2000.

R.D.M.Page and E.C. Holmes: Molecular evolution, a phylogenetic approach. Blackwell, 1998

Corresponding lecture VL Molecular Phylogenetics (3 ECTS) + SE Seminar in Molecular Phylogenetics (1 ECTS) (as lecture)
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