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Unformatted text preview: phylogenetic classification? 4. (20 points) In terms of all possible characters one might envisage, describe the attributes of the imaginary perfect matrix of phylogenetic characters. Be sure to describe the qualities these characters would have in terms character analysis and their distribution on resulting trees. 5. (10 points) What are some differences between land-plant development and vertebrate development? How can ontogenetic information be used in phylogenetic inference? 6. (10 points) How can you deduce the ancestral character state of a given character for a clade? What data would you need? 7. (30 points: 5 points each) Briefly contrast the following pairs of terms (Use diagrams if they help) orthology vs. paralogy shape vs. size in morphometrics morphological vs. molecular characters Manhattan vs. Euclidian distance Biological species concept vs. phylogenetic species concept ordering vs. polarity of character states...
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course IB 200 taught by Professor Lindberg,mishler,will during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08