BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Botanical Society of America Southeast Missouri State University Missouri Botanical Garden
What does that phylogeny really mean?
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Beverly Brown
Nazareth College of Rochester


Possible Audiences:

Undergraduate courses, non-majors biology courses, high school biology classes  


Brief Overview:

Using Biology Workbench, and other on-line tools, students compare phylogenetic trees from morphological data they have collected, with phylogenies using GenBank DNA sequences.  


Project Materials:

Access to computers and the internet All the plant specimens that would you would normally use in your class.  


Resources and References:

Microbes Count!  


Future Directions:

This project is derived from a systematics exercise in Microbes County! Your suggestions for extensions?  



- Lab 8 Lamberton Conservatory Visit.doc
- Lab 10-13 phylogeny handout1.doc
- Lab 9 Intro to systematicst1.doc
- Sample matrix.txt
- phylogeny final lab instr3.doc