Tutorial Details: MrBayes: Sequence Evolution Analysis Software
|Date:||Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm|
|Location:||Room 138 Cargill|
|Instructor(s):||Wayne Xu, MSI|
Sequence evolutionary analysis is an important solution in exploring the relatedness of species or proteins. There are many programs employing a variety of algorithms. MrBayes is a program for the Bayesian estimation of phylogeny. It uses a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method to approximate the posterior probability distribution of trees, which is the probability of a tree conditioned on the observations.
In this tutorial, we will discuss the Bayesian estimation theory and demonstrate the MrBayes program using test sequence data.
|Prerequisites:||Biology and basic statistics|