Mangaluru: The Department of Zoology at St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organized a workshop on ‘Construction of Cladograms’ on 15 Sep 2023.
Dr Sumangala Rao, Head, Department of Microbiology and Forensic Science, Yenapoya College, Mangaluru, was the resource person.
Dr Sumangala spoke about the phylogenetic aspects of the cladograms and explained the various features of cladograms including clade, cladistics, phylogenetic tree and how to construct cladograms using similar and dissimilar characteristics of the taxa.
She emphasised the importance of cladogram in depicting the ancestral relationship between the various taxa.
Students received sets of information to construct a cladogram practically. They learnt the various aspects of cladogram construction using the inputs given by the resource person. Ameetha K., Head, Department of Zoology, Vivid Dsouza and Blairil Vishma Dcunha were present.
45 final year B.Sc. students took part in this workshop.