How to infer evolutionary history
- December 22 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 (JST)
- Dr. Jeffrey Fawcett (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
- via Zoom
- Jeffrey Fawcett
One main goal of evolutionary studies is to infer the evolutionary that explains the current diversity. We want to infer the ancestral state and what kind of changes occurred from the previous ancestral state to the current state. In other words, we want to infer the phylogenetic relationship that explains the branching pattern that leads to the current diversity and infer the state at each node and the changes that occurred in each branch of the phylogeny. In this talk, I will introduce some basic concepts that are used in evolutionary biology to tackle these questions, especially how molecular data, i.e., DNA and protein sequence data, can be utilized.
This talk will be introductory and aimed at non-experts including non-biologists.
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