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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 583 - Molecular Genetic Data Analysis, Bioinformatics

Spring, even years (3) Reece, McDowell

This is a lecture and computer-based laboratory course covering the principles and practice of analyzing and interpreting population genetic, phylogenetic and genetic mapping datasets. Molecular data sets including DNA sequences, genotypic profiles and genomic data will be exported and processed for analysis by the appropriate suite of computer software programs. Software to be utilized includes DNA sequence analysis, genotyping, population genetic, sequence alignment and phylogenetic programs, as well as standard pipelines for analysis of next generation sequencing data. Phylogenetic programs will include those based on genetic distance, maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses. Population genetics programs include those such as GenePop to perform standard population genetic statistical analyses, Arlequin for doing AMOVAs, and STRUCTURE for doing assignment testing.