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Phylogenetic workshops are presented under the auspices of the CTHB and focus on the theoretical and applied aspects of the majority of methods used to infer phylogenetic relationships amongst organisms. These workshops were initiated in 2004 after a realization that most researchers have limited experience in the practical application of evolutionary models and tree building algorithms, as well as the execution of computer software used for the analyses. A major objective for the workshops has been to provide "hands on" experience in the use of databases available on the world-wide-web and the different software, both commercial and freeware, currently available for evolutionary biologists. The workshops are now separated into an Introductory Phylogenetic Workshop, managed by Dr Jane Wright and an Advanced Phylogenetic Workshop, managed by Dr Martin Coetzee, and are presented biannually.

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Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12803
Aylward J, Wingfield BD, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic Microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 30:88-100. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.09.002
Wingfield BD. (2017) South Africa can’t afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/south-africa-cant-afford-to-see-its-universities-pitch-over-the-precipic PDF
Li GQ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Liu QL, Chen SF. (2017) Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus plantations and adjacent plants in China. Persoonia 10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.03 PDF
Tchotet Tchoumi JM, Coetzee MPA, Vivas M, Rajchenberg M, Roux J. (2017) Wood-rotting basidiomycetes associated with declining native trees in timber-harvesting compartments of the Garden Route National Park of South Africa. Austral Ecology 10.1111/aec.12524