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Unformatted text preview: system? 4. (20 points) What are the general attributes of a "good" taxonomic character? Give: (a) a list with a one sentence explanation; b) An indication of any particular problems faced by morphological and DNA-sequence data for each. (over) 5. (10 points) How is ontogeny important to phylogenetic inference? When and how would you use it? 6. (40 points) Briefly contrast the following pairs of terms (Use diagrams if they help) transformational vs. taxic homology ontogeny of vertebrates vs. ontogeny of mosses semaphoront vs. OTU apomorphy vs. symplesiomorphy holotype vs. paratype Manhattan vs. Euclidian distance rooted vs. unrooted phylogenetic trees ordering vs. polarity of character states exhaustive vs. heuristic searches local optimum vs. global optimum (as they apply to tree searches)...
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