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[OEB 275r. Phylogenomics, Comparative Genomics and Adaptation]

Catalog Number: 5004
Scott V. Edwards
Primarily for Graduates
Half course
(fall term).
Th., 2-4, and occasional computer labs
This semester we will explore through readings of the recent literature the ways in which comparative genomics can inform phylogeny and genomic adaptation. In addition to surveying recent methods for harnessing thousands of loci for phylogenetic reconstruction, we will also study how comparing genomes of higher clades can reveal signatures of adaptation, particularly in the noncoding portion of the genome.
Prerequisites: OEB 53, OEB 181, OEB 125 or equivalent.