Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paper for Nov 17

The paper for next Monday has been sent out by email; if you didn't receive the email, please contact Emily to receive a copy:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Another possible paper

Here is another paper that might be of interest to the seminar, published last week in Science, using transcriptomes to infer the timing and relationships of all insect orders. Some of the methods, especially the approaches used to partition genes by domains, might be useful to the entire phylogenetics group. The supplementary methods has been downloaded 17,350 times in 4 days since being published.

Wickett paper for comparison

"Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants" 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Discussion for Monday, November 10.

For next Monday, we will be discussing the following paper:

Coalescent versus Concatenation Methods and the Placement of Amborella as Sister to Water Lilies 

We will randomly call upon you all to discuss methods and issues, so come to class prepared :-)

Monday, October 20, 2014

A trip back in time.

I know we don't meet for two weeks but I thought I would go ahead and get the link posted.

Come prepared to share your favorite dinosaur. :-)
Mine - Ankylosaurus (means "fused lizard")

 Here's the link to the paper:


Monday, 27 October

Due to quite a number of us having to attend other meetings, we are canceling class this week.  We will reconvene on Nov. 3 and Cody will post a paper soon. 

Monday, October 13, 2014