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Multi-gene datasets used in phylogenetic analyses, such as those produced by the sequence capture or target enrichment used in the Genomics for Australian Plants: Australian Angiosperm Tree of Life project, often show discordance between individual gene trees and between gene and species trees. This webinar will explore three different forms of discordance: deep coalescence, paralogy, and reticulation. In each case, it will consider underlying biological processes, how discordance presents in the data, and what bioinformatic or phylogenetic approaches and tools are available to address these challenges. It will cover Yang and Smith paralogy resolution and general information on options for phylogenetic analysis.

Presenter: Dr Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, CSIRO

Date/time: 20 May 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST

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Start: Thursday, 20 May 2021 @ 12:00

End: Thursday, 20 May 2021 @ 13:00

Timezone: Canberra

Country: Australia

  • First come first served

Organizer: Australian BioCommons

Contact: Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au

Host institutions: Australian Biocommons

Keywords: phylogenetics

Target audience:
  • Biologists
  • bioinformaticians

Capacity: 500

Event type:
  • Workshops and courses

Scientific topics: Phylogenetics