Jack Sullivan 

Updated Spring, 2015

Biology 545 - Principles of Systematic Biology

Syllabus

Readings

Problem Set 1 Answers.

Lecture 1 - Introduction & The Importance of Systematics. Notes Slides.

Lecture 2 - The History of Phylogenetic Inference. Notes Slides.

Lecture 3 - Characters: Homology, Morphology. Notes Slides.

Lecture 4 - Characters: Molecular. Notes Slides.

Lecture 5 - Alignment. Notes Slides.

Lecture 6A - Introduction to Trees and Optimality Criteria: Parsimony. Notes Slides.

Lecture 6B - Optimality Criteria: Minimum Evolution and Maximum Likelihood. Notes Slides.

Lecture 7 - "Algorithmic" Approaches. Notes Slides.

Lecture 8 - Searching Tree Space. Notes Slides.

Lecture 9 - The Importance of Models. Notes Slides.

Lab 1 - Introduction to UNIX, Coding.

Camin and Sokal (1965).

Sokal (1983).

Lab 2 - Alignment. Data Set.

Lab 3 - Tree Searching. Data Set.

Old Exam 1. Key.