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Synonyms for cladistics

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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Cladistics.--The parsimony analyses resulted in a single tree of 103 steps (Fig.
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 1.0 (Tree analysis using New Technology; Goloboff et al 2000).
Schawaroch, 1996, "Three Steps of Homology Assessment", Cladistics, vol.
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. As in cladistics, the most satisfactory answer would be a direct measure of the amount of time that has elapsed since the languages' first split from their most recent common ancestor.
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.