Molecular Evolution, Puerto Rico

Monday, January 30, 8-10am + 4-6pm  Distance matrix methods
EXERCISE:  Phylogenetic reconstruction using distance-based methods.
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Wednesday, February 1, 8-10am  Likelihood methods
BACKGROUND PAPER: Models of Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny
EXERCISE:  Maximum likelihood.
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Wednesday, February 1, 4-7pm  Testing hypotheses in a phylogenetic context
BACKGROUND PAPER 1:  Phylogenetic Methods Come of Age: Testing Hypotheses in an Evolutionary Context
BACKGROUND PAPER 2:  Statistical methods for detecting molecular adaptation
EXERCISE:  Likelihood ratio tests.
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Friday, February 3, 9-12am  Bayesian inference of phylogeny
BACKGROUND PAPER:  Potential Applications and Pitfalls of Bayesian Inference of Phylogeny
EXERCISE:  Bayesian inference of phylogeny
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