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300347 SE Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution (2019S)

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunology

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Course block: 1.7. - 5.7.2018, 9:00 - 18:00, EDV Raum 2, UZA I and Alte WU, Augasse 2-6, Seminarraum C5.47


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an overview introduces basic concepts of molecular evolution, phylogenetic sequence analysis, and phylogenetic treeing methods. This knowledge is applied in practical exercises with online databases, web-based tools for sequence analysis, and software for phylogenetic sequence analyses. The course focuses on ribosomal RNA (rRNA) as molecular marker, but the general principles apply to any molecular marker gene. Participants are also introduced into the taxonomy and diversity of bacteria and archaea.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment of course work. Participation and results achieved during the course, written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation in course exercises and passed written exam

Examination topics

Content of course lectures and course exercises

Reading list

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