list 6 sequences
assignment Level : Introductive
label Biology
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In this course you will learn about how and why DNA and protein sequences evolve. You will learn the theory behind methods for building and analyzing phylogenetic trees, and get hands-on experience with some widely used software packages.

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Syllabus

Module 1:   Introduction to evolutionary theory and population genetics: models of growth, selection and mutation
Module 2:   Neutral mutations and genetic drift. Tree reconstruction by parsimony
Module 3:   Consensus trees. Distance matrix methods
Module 4:   Models of sequence evolution. Likelihood methods
Module 5:   Bayesian inference of phylogeny
Module 6:   Testing hypotheses in a phylogenetic context

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  • Anders Pedersen - DTU Systems Biology
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