Asked Jun 9, 2019
Describe the parts of a phylogeny, and interpret it (e.g., identify a
given taxon's sister taxon, and correctly identify the order of
diversification events)

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Parts of a phylogenetic tree includes:

  • The 'tips' of the tree branches represent the taxa in the study.
  • Taxa may be at any taxonomic level - orders, species, populations, etc.
  • The lines within the tree are called the 'branches'.
  • The points at which branches connect, or the tips of branch...

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