cladistics


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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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Here, we use cladistics to examine whether existing Soil Orders, Suborders and Great Groups in the ASC form a natural classification, by conducting a cladistic analysis using TNT version 1.
Schawaroch, 1996, "Three Steps of Homology Assessment", Cladistics, vol.
Many of the drawings and tables come from articles and books that I co-authored with various colleagues, including two books that Lee Lyman and I published, Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach (2000) and Cladistics and Archaeology (2003).
Scientists use cladistics to rank and group organisms according to characteristics shared with a common ancestor.
Concept and test of homology in the cladistics paradigm.
He revealed that his research team used a modern approach to evolutionary biology called cladistics, which utilizes genetic information in combination with a variety of other data to evaluate biological relationships that emerge over the ages, for their study.
Cladistics has been applied successfully in palaeontology to resolve questions of evolutionary relationship for numerous fossil taxa, but its application came rather late to palaeoanthropology (Groves 1989: 213).
These questions bear substantial similarities to the analogous questions that have been asked about the relationships between different species in the science of cladistics.
Lycett's team examined chimp traditions using cladistics, a technique previously employed to identify branching evolutionary relationships among fossil organisms, spoken languages, and even ancient stone arrowheads.
It used to be that if you wanted to know about East Asian macroeconomics or arguments against cladistics, you'd go to the library card catalog, and there the experts would be.
Again and again, he expresses reservations about conventional biology, from cladistics to population genetics.
A background to the field of Systematic Botany is given, including a brief discussion of cladistics, an analytical method used to analyse the evolution of groups.