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Phylogenetics and Systematics

Course Code :2001WETFSY
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Raoul Van Damme

3. Course contents *

The course is an introduction to phylogenetics, a branch of biology that aims to reveal the historical relationships among organisms and to depict these relationships in a tree consisting of a series of sequantial bifurcations. The course covers the history of biological systematics and taxonomy and discusses different lines of thought and methodologies developed in this respect. A series of case studies on the evolutionary history of plants and vertebrate animals further illustrate the principles, methodologies and difficulties of phylogenetic systematics.