Lecture 4 - Housekeeping Notes Website problems reportedly...

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Housekeeping Notes Website problems reportedly were fixed on Tuesday (4 September). Please report any further difficulties (and thanks!). Read the article on ‘jumping genes’ and vertebrate evolution (from Science ) on our website. (yes, there will be a jumping genes question, or two, on the exam) Don’t forget background reading from textbook (first 3 chapters). It’s easy to get an appointment to visit with me, but please do it by contacting Hart Gonzales (she keeps my calendar). In
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Some things to know about phylogenies Represent evolutionary history Show hypothesis of relationships & basal vs derived The topology of the ‘tree’ is important Shows time scale (real or relative) Can show mathematical ‘genetic’ distance or ‘phenotypic’ distance Can use dashed or solid lines or other symbols to indicate the ‘strength’ or ‘quality’ of the data analysis (can be statistical) Can have ecological or geographic features (=phylogeography) Time
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ZOOL 3405 taught by Professor Phillips during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.

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