R is nowadays probably the most powerful tool for statistics of all types. There are plenty of modules available for work with molecular data. Those will be introduced during the course. Previous knowledge of R is useful, but not necessary. If there is at least one participant not speaking Czech, the course will be in English.
The coexistence of agamospermy and sexuality characterizes most of the ~60 sections of the genus Taraxacum. Section Dioszegia, comprising T. serotinum and its allies, are an exception because only sexuals are reported for all the members of this group.
Structure is very popular software for revealing population structure. Here I describe easy workflow how to run independent runs of Structure in parallel to speed up whole process using statistical software R and how to facilitate use of CLUMPP and distruct with easy BASH scripts.
Arlequin is very popular tool for population genetics and in recent version (3.5) it has version running on Linux (
arlecore, only computational core without GUI) as well as possibility to parse output using R statistical language. Those two features are described only briefly in official manual. I faced some issues when running Arlequin on Linux and parsing output using R. I'm describing here my solutions in case someone else would hava similar needs and problems.
Phylogeographical studies of aquatic plants are relatively rare, although river corridors are amazing study system. There are many questions about dispersal within river catchment and between different river basins.
May 1 to 3 2008 I was on conferention Plant Population Biology for the coming decade (21th Annual Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GfÖ), Organized by the Department of Population Biology, Musée national d'histoire naturelle). I presented my poster about preliminary result of phylogeography of Nuphar lutea (yellow water lily) in Czechia.
In my bachelor thesis I present temporal pieces of knowledge on phytogeography, and especially molecular phylogeography of water clonal plants and possibilities of their dispersion. Plenty of questions about history, dispersal, relationship and population structure we can not answer without molecular technologies at all. Another very important components influencing dispersal of plants and animals are their ecology and physiology.