Integrative Biology 200A

A preliminary alingment using sequences from your project taxa downloaded from GenBank is due in class on February 28. This handout has step-by-step instructions on how to download and align sequence data.

Please check to make sure you've handed in three lab assignments so far:
Lab 1: Caminicules matrix and explanation of characters
Lab 2: Outfile and outtree using Caminicules data and 'pars' program, plus outfile using Azolla data and 'consense' program.
Final Project: List of possible taxa and morphological characters

Assignments from Lab 1 (Intro to MacClade and Mesquite) are due on Tuesday, Feb 5 which includes a print-out of your matrix and a brief explanation of your ten characters. Please name your matrix after you and your lab partner (ie, steph_nobody.nex) and email a copy of your matrix to

Final Project topics are due Thursday, February 7 in discussion after lecture.
Please be ready with a list of 6-12 OTUs you'd like to work on, and 5 morphological characters you'd like to explore. Be ready to discuss sources of molecular data (try searching for your taxa on GenBank) and morphological specimens (try exploring some of the Berkeley Natural History Museum databases.)

Post questions on the discussion forum in bspace!

IB 200A will meet in room 3083 Valley Life Sciences Building, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

Class started meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30pm.