Course of work with molecular data in R 2023

Submitted by vojta on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 10:16

R is nowadays probably the most powerful tool for calculations of all kinds. There are plenty of modules available for work with molecular data. Their representative selection will be introduced during the course.

The course contains theory of used methods, tutorials with test data, tasks for individual work of participants, and more. The aim is to teach students how to analyze molecular data in R programming language, introduce available packages for their analysis and practical trying out to work with own or provided data.

Course of work in Linux command line not only for MetaCentrum 2023

Submitted by vojta on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 10:07

Don’t be afraid of command line! It is friendly and powerful tool allowing to process large data and automate tasks. Practically identical is command line also in Apple macOS, BSD and another UNIX-based systems, not only in Linux. The course is designed for total beginners as well as intermediate advanced students. The only requirement is an interest (or need) to work in command line, typically on Linux computing server.

The relationship between transposable elements and ecological niches in the Greater Cape Floristic Region: A study on the genus Pteronia (Asteraceae)

Submitted by vojta on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 09:19

Non-coding repetitive DNA (repeatome) is an active part of the nuclear genome, involved in its structure, evolution and function. It is dominated by transposable elements (TEs) and satellite DNA and is prone to the most rapid changes over time. The TEs activity presumably causes the global genome reorganization and may play an adaptive or regulatory role in response to environmental challenges.

The importance of considering the evolutionary history of polyploids when assessing climatic niche evolution

Submitted by vojta on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 09:09

Although whole-genome duplication (WGD) is an important speciation force, we still lack a consensus on the role of niche differentiation in polyploid evolution. In addition, the role of genome doubling per se vs. later divergence on polyploid niche evolution remains obscure. One reason for this might be that the intraspecific genetic structure of polyploid complexes and interploidy gene flow is often neglected in ecological studies. Here, we aim to investigate to which extent these evolutionary processes impact our inference on niche differentiation of autopolyploids.

Target enrichment for plant systematics - HybSeq course 2022

Submitted by vojta on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:42

Practical course of phylogenomic methods focused on Hyb-Seq NGS method. The Hyb-Seq method combines target enrichment and genome skimming of the genome. The course covers the theory, discussion of the newest papers from the field, probe design, laboratory and computer part. Several methodological approaches to data analysis, from raw data to species tree analysis, are demonstrated within the course. The lab part includes NGS library preparation (using sonicator) and enrichment.

Virtual machine for my courses

Submitted by vojta on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 16:37

For my courses ofwork in Linux command line not only for MetaCentrum and with molecular data in R I provide VirtualBox image, which allows to run complete desktop Linux (in this case openSUSE Leap) with all preinstalled applications needed for both courses. It's easy way how to get fully working Linux to play with. It requires at least bit powerful notebook, e.g. at least quad-core with at least 8 GB RAM, but more is better.

Course of work with molecular data in R 2022

Submitted by vojta on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 12:55

R is nowadays probably the most powerful tool for calculations of all kinds. There are plenty of modules available for work with molecular data. Their representative selection will be introduced during the course.

The course contains theory of used methods, tutorials with test data, tasks for individual work of participants, and more. The aim is to teach students how to analyze molecular data in R programming language, introduce available packages for their analysis and practical trying out to work with own or provided data.

Course of work in Linux command line not only for MetaCentrum 2022

Submitted by vojta on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:51

Don’t be afraid of command line! It is friendly and powerful tool allowing to process large data and automate tasks. Practically identical is command line also in Apple macOS, BSD and another UNIX-based systems, not only in Linux. The course is designed for total beginners as well as intermediate advanced students. The only requirement is an interest (or need) to work in command line, typically on Linux computing server.

Relative performance of customized and universal probe sets in target enrichment: A case study in subtribe Malinae

Submitted by vojta on Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:46

Custom probe design for target enrichment in phylogenetics is tedious and often hinders broader phylogenetic synthesis. The universal angiosperm probe set Angiosperms353 may be the solution. Here, we test the relative performance of Angiosperms353 on the Rosaceae subtribe Malinae in comparison with custom probes that we specifically designed for this clade. We then address the impact of bioinformatically altering the performance of Angiosperms353 by replacing the original probe sequences with orthologs extracted from the Malus domestica genome.