Catalog Number: 5459
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 10-11:30; laboratory on Wednesdays with hours to be arranged.
Theory and practice of systematics, emphasizing issues associated with homology statements and alignments, methods of tree reconstruction, and hypothesis evaluation. The course combines theoretical considerations, paying special attention to algorithmic aspects of phylogenetics, with the use of different computer programs for conducting evolutionary and phylogenetic analyses.
Note: Expected to be given in 2010–11.
Prerequisite: OEB 53, or permission of instructor required. Familiarity with computers, especially Mac and PC platforms.