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Interpreting Phylogenies

Content for a one-day course delivered in April 2013 at the University of Cambridge, together with Sarah Parks, Cilia Antoniou, and Adrian Friday.

Uses examples taken from several published papers to explore some of the assumptions and concepts we use when presenting and interpreting phylogenetic trees. Includes exercises on visulaising and manipulating trees using Dendroscope and NJplot to reinforce some of these ideas, while also providing a very basic overview of steps involved in a generic phylogenetic analysis.