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Phylogenetics An introduction

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  • Laura Emery

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This course provides a basic introduction to the field of phylogenetics, with an emphasis on how to read and interpret phylogenetic trees.  

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is interested to learn the basics of phylogenetics, however an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be an advantage.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe several applications of phylogenetics
  • Explain how to read simple trees
  • Identify major stages in phylogenetic analyses
  • Access bioinformatics tools for phylogenetics

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.phyl.2015.00001.1

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