Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FYGE5350 Molecular systematics 3–6 ECTS
Organised by
Physiology and Genetics
Person in charge
The information is in the Teaching Schedules.
Preceding studies
Recommended, at least one of the courses above.

Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to introduce the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference from molecular data and to provide an introduction to some of the most used methods and computer programs. These include methods such as parsimony, maximum likelihood, Bayesian inference and distance estimates.


The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations of computer programs, independent projects on fully analysing an example dataset (either your own or given by the lecturer), discussions and a final seminar presenting the results of the independent projects. Independent projects can be done alone or in pairs. Most programs we will be using will be freeware or shareware. If you would like to analyse your own datasets, please be aware that they should consist of at least two genes and must not exceed 30 taxa (otherwise analysis times will exceed the course duration!).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

Register via nettiopsu.utu.fi. Course will be given, if at least 6 students register for the course.
This course will be arranged every second Spring (odd years)

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
DP in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
DP in Physiology and Genetics
DP in Biology Education Track
Finnish Study Modules