Modern Methods in Plant Systematics
Professor: Helena Cotrim and Filipa Monteiro
Responsible: Helena Cotrim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration: 5 days
Period: October 30-November 3, 2017
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The course aims to make practical activities useful to:
- Recognize the contribution of different fields for Plant Systematics
- Discriminate basic molecular tools for plant phylogeny and population genetics: sequencing, AFLPs, microsatellites SNPs and other molecular markers.
- Report basic criteria on how to choose molecular techniques to study diversity
- Understand the principles of DNA barcode of Life and identify plant DNA barcodes
- Credit 1: Laboratory practice on basic molecular tools for plant phylogeny and population genetics (DNA quantification, PCR and different type of molecular markers)
- Credit 2: Laboratory practice on Sanger Sequencing, and its use for systematic studies (plastid and nuclear regions), from PCR to sequence edition and analysis.
- Credit 3: Analysis of different type of molecular data used for population genetics AFLP, Microsatellites, RAD sequencing.
- Credit 4: Plant DNA barcode and its applications. DNA barcode, repositories and database searching.
- Credit 5: Next generation sequencing technologies and their applications in plant systematics and evolution