BIOL 4025 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to conceptual foundations of molecular phylogenetics, the application of molecular data to the study of evolutionary relationships; analysis and interpretation of phylogenetic trees in the popular and scientific press; methods for the analysis of molecular data and construction of molecular phylogenies. Classroom lectures, complemented by hands-on practicals with real-world datasets. Weekly assignments, take-home quizzes and paper summary and presentation.

Prerequisite: Biology 1001, 1002 and permission of the instructor


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