BIS2C+Lect1A+Outline

BIS2C+Lect1A+Outline - building trees interpreting trees...

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BIS2C W2009 Lecture 1 (5 January 2009) 1 Introduction to the tree of life (Ward) Today’s lecture What is the “tree of life”? Topics to be covered in this class Tree terminology and concepts Later this week (through to next Monday): Building phylogenetic trees Applications of phylogenetic trees What is the tree of life? Explanation of the terms “ tree of life ” and phylogeny . A tree is a simplified model of the genealogy of life. Why are phylogenetic trees interesting and informative? Topics to be covered in this class Weeks 1-2: tree concepts
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Unformatted text preview: building trees interpreting trees Weeks 2-3: Bacteria Archaea Weeks 3-4: Unicellular eukaryotes Weeks 4-6: Plants Weeks 6-7: Fungi Weeks 8-10: Animals Weeks 10-11 Closing lectures: host-microbe and plant-animal interactions BIS2C W2009 Lecture 1 (5 January 2009) 2 Tree terminology and concepts Phylogenies and trees . Explanation of term taxon (plural: taxa ). Different ways of drawing trees. Trees and speciation Some more tree terminology: terminal (or tip) taxa internal nodes internal branches root or root node Branch rotation....
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