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Phylogenetics Summer Course 2014

Current State of Registrations: What?: Week-long, intensive phylogenetics course covering all aspects of modern molecular phylogenetics and phylogenomics. Where?: Department of Biology, National University of Ireland Maynooth.  This is approximately 40 minutes from Dublin Airport (Aer Lingus, British Airways, Ryanair, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, etc.) ,  25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland. [symple_googlemap […]

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Among-site rate variation and how to examine it.

Some time ago we published a method for exploring among-site rate variation in evolutionary datasets [1]. This particular problem has been of interest for more than 40 years – some characters in a dataset will evolve at different rates to other characters and this might mislead phylogeny reconstruction. There are a few principal situations where […]

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TIGER: Identifying rapidly-evolving characters in evolutionary data.

TIGER: Identifying rapidly-evolving characters in evolutionary data. About TIGER TIGER is open source software for identifying rapidly evolving sites (columns in an alignment, or characters in a morphological dataset). It can deal with many kinds of data (molecular, morphological etc.). Sites like these are important to identify as they are very often removed or reweighted […]

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PutGaps : DNA gapped file from Amino Acid alignment

PutGaps : DNA gapped file from Amino Acid alignment Copyright © David Fitzpatrick, Melissa Pentony 2004 PutGaps is a free software program designed and written by David Fitzpatrick and Melissa Pentony. The purpose of the program is to add gaps to a DNA alignment file based on its Amino Acid equivalent. PutGaps has been written […]

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