EEB 491 - Principles of Phylogenetic Systematics
Winter 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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EEB 491 is a course designed to cover theory and methods used in phylogenetics. Class will start with a python tutorial and students will learn or strengthen programming skills throughout the course. Topics will includes sequence manipulation and alignment, dataset assembly, phylogenetic reconstruction, tree searching, character reconstruction, and dating analyses. In addition to discussions of each topic, students will learn the material by examining the algorithms through the python programming language. The goal is for students to understand phylogenetic methods through practical programming experiences

Course Requirements:

Students need to have a laptop available to them for class. Familiarity with computers is assumed (e.g., ability to use text editors, navigate and run programs in the shell or terminal). Prior programming experience is helpful but is not required.

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Class Format:

Classes will consist of a description and discussion of the topic followed by implementations of the algorithm in python. Weekly homework will be given and will typically involve extending the procedures covered in class. Students will also develop a project of their own involving either the exploration of a method or analysis of their own data.


EEB 491 - Principles of Phylogenetic Systematics
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
010 (LAB)
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