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300347 SE Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution (2020S)

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunology

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Course block: 14.9.2020 - 18.9.2020 , Alte WU, Augasse 2-6, Seminarraum SR A5.44

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This course will be an online-course. Participants will receive further information in time before the course start.


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

Participation in the course exercises, submitted written protocol, and answered oral assessment questions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Continuous assessment of course work. Participation and results achieved during the course including a written protocol (70%), and oral assessment of theoretical course content (30%)

Examination topics

Content of course lectures and course exercises.

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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