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Three Dimensional Phylogenetic Relationships:

How changes in dimensional representation can influence visual relationships.

Created by George Rice, Montana State University and Gretchen A. Koch, Goucher College.

Three dimensional representation of box's in space.
Box's in 3-D created in PowerPoint by co-author Gretchen A. Koch.

In this exercise you will learn to -
  1. Use the SDSC Biology WorkBench to find a protein of interest and compare it with other related proteins.
  2. Construct a phylogenetic tree with ClustalW in Biology WorkBench that shows the relationships of the proteins in 2-D space.
  3. Transform a distance matrix created in CLUSTALW into a 3-D phylogenetic tree.
  4. Compare the 2-D and 3-D trees and think about the spatial relationships.

Exercise Overview -

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