BIOL4523Phylogenetics5 ch (3C 3L)
Methods for inferring evolutionary trees and their applications to the fields of comparative biology, molecular evolution, and systematics. Topics to be covered include sequence alignment, phylogenetic inference, ancestral character state reconstruction, comparative methods, and molecular adaptation. Labs emphasize practical experience in data analysis. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIOL 4523 and BIOL 6523.

 One of the pairs BIOL 2013 and BIOL 2018, or BIOL 2053 and BIOL 2103BIOL 2063, and BIOL 2068, or equivalents, or permission of the instructor.