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a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms

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This clade also formed a sister clade with its closely related species H.
Furthermore, Denazinosuchus is positioned as a derived goniopholidid, as sister taxon of Amphicotylus and both together as the sister clade of the genus Goniopholis.
According to Rosenberg (1981, 1984), Ford (1986), Zingeser (1973) and Ford and Davis (1992), reported that the genus Alouatta is the sister clade to a clade compose of Lagothrix, Brachyteles and Ateles based on morphological data (Brachyteles and Ateles are the sister clade of Lagothrix).
Siphisia floral shape in the clade composed of species with an actinomorphic limb is not as morphologically diverse as in its sister clade that includes species with flowers having tails (e.
In this analysis, the Nycteris bat CoV clustered as a phylogenetically basal sister clade with HKU4, HKU5, and EMC/2012 and the associated European Pipistrellus viruses (Figure 2, Appendix, panel A, wwwnc.
Evidence from the 18S nuclear rDNA gene and the 16S mitochondrial rDNA gene presented here shows that Sclerolinum is the sister clade to vestimentiferans although it lacks the characteristic morphology (i.
obscura form a sister clade, which is the sister clade of the D.
However, with the exception of the HA-specific assay, the melting-curve signals of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus may be indistinguishable from the positive signals generated from its sister clade as indicated above.
1, Clade A), while the remaining species of Pachyanthus are placed within the larger sister clade, which also includes species of Miconia, Tetrazygia, and Calycogonium.
4c), both can be regarded as components of shape change at that node, demonstrating that each sister clade contributes different localized shape change to the total deformation (Fig.
Distance of northern German lineages 1-4 from the sister clade of Chinese M.
1992), indicating the number of steps longer the tree becomes when the clade above the branch becomes paraphyletic with respect to its sister clade (or polyphyletic, indicated by numbers beneath the branches).
Adaptive radiations would lead to unbalanced trees because the radiative clade has, by definition, more species than the sister clade.