BIOU7EP: Molecular Evolution & Phylogenetics

CO-ORDINATOR: Dr Michael Wyman

Lectures

Mondays (1000, 4U5) and Thursdays (1000, 4U5) weeks 2-5 inclusive.

Practicals

Wednesdays (0900 – 1200) weeks 3 and 5 in 2A21

Assessment

Coursework – 60% (Practical write-up and discussion)
Presentation – 10%
Written Examination (one hour) – 30%

Lectures

Retrieving and analysing DNA and protein sequences, Sequence alignment, Sequence variation and evolution, Calculating evolutionary distances, Constructing, analysing and interpreting molecular phylogenetic trees

Practicals

Identifying ORFs (coding regions), Identifying proteins through sequence similarities, Aligning DNA and protein sequences, Constructing and analysing molecular phylogenetic trees

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