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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Evolutionary Tree Construction

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
The Fastest Outbreak 5m
Transforming Distance Matrices into Evolutionary Trees 6m
Toward an Algorithm for Distance-Based Phylogeny Construction 8m
Additive Phylogeny 9m
2 readings
Course Details10m
Week 1 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: More Algorithms for Constructing Trees from Distance Matrices

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Ultrametric Trees 6m
The Neighbor-Joining Algorithm 7m
1 reading
Week 2 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Constructing Evolutionary Trees from Characters

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
The Small Parsimony Algorithm 8m
The Large Parsimony Algorithm 3m
Evolutionary Tree Reconstruction in the Modern Era 5m
1 reading
Week 3 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Week 4

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Decoding an Ideal Spectrum 5m
From Ideal to Real Spectra 5m
Peptide Sequencing 7m
1 reading
Note on This Week's Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz15m

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