Integrative Biology 200A"PRINCIPLES OF PHYLOGENETICS" Spring 2006 Quiz 1 You may use any books, notes, or references, but you must work independently of other people. To keep the amount of writing under control, please confine the answers to the space provided(but write clearly and large enough to see!); outlines are fine. 1. (10 points) Compare and contrast three sequence alignment methods; be sure to discuss them in terms of their advantages, limitations, and under what circumstances they would be best implemented. 2. (10 points) Discuss appropriate and inappropriate circumstances for the use of DNA data for taxon identification and taxon delimitation. What do you think are the realistic possibilities and drawbacks for a global, all-species, DNA barcoding enterprise. 3. (10 points) Explain the relationship between the intent & function of the current nomenclatural codes (ICZN & ICBN) and phylogenetic hypotheses. What are the arguments pro and con for moving to the Phylocode for dealing with
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