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Evolutionary Trees Research Paper

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The four major misconceptions that students had about Evolutionary trees are as followed: Students are not sure of how they should be reading an Evolutionary tree. An evolutionary tree is a diagram that shows how species are related to each other, it also shows when certain genes become different from the other species throughout time. In an Evolutionary map, students assume that the closer species are to each other the more similar they are to one another. From my understanding all the species would share a common ancestor, just that some might be closely related to one another. When genes are altered then a branch is added on. Students would count the node’s to see which species were more or less related to one another. I believe that the
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