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Lesson V - Phylogenetics

By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3

1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.

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Version 2.0 - published on 22 Oct 2019 doi:10.25334/HBAR-5X64 - cite this

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Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships.  Using DNA or protein sequence data from different species, it is possible to identify potential relationships among these.  This lesson introduces a software program called MEGA, which takes comparative genomic data and generates phylogenetic trees.  For this lesson, the materials include a slide deck with a transcript as well as an exercise, plus the exercise key.  

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Materials were updated as of Fall 2018.  Note that because the slide decks and exercises point to external websites and web-based tools, some of the illustrations contained in the materials may not look exactly like the live website.  Functionality is usually unchanged. 

Added fasta files for PRIP exercise Fall 2019

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