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COM S 550: Evolutionary Problems for Computational Biologists

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: COM S 311 and some knowledge of programming
Discussion and analysis of basic evolutionary principles and the necessary knowledge in computational biology to solve real world problems. Topics include character and distance based methods, phylogenetic tree distances, and consensus methods, and approaches to extract the necessary information from sequence-databases to build phylogenetic trees.