Inferring Evolutionary Relationships from Sequencing Data



You will generate a phylogenic tree including at least 20 samples. You will color code your tree according to characteristics of your choosing, to highlight relationships in your data. Finally, you will report on your findings in a one page executive summary.  To receive credit for this assignment, you should be able to answer yes to the following five questions:

  • Does your tree include at least 20 samples?
  • Have you highlighted your tree according to characteristics in the metadata, such as date or location of sample collection?
  • Does your summary identify your pathogen of interest?
  • Does your summary describe when, where, and how samples were acquired?
  • Does your summary explain relationships between specimens revealed by your tree?

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