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Integrative Biology 200A "PRINCIPLES OF PHYLOGENETICS" Spring 2006 Quiz 2 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, or use diagrams if they help. 1. (10 points) Briefly compare and contrast phylogenetic methods based on Maximum Likelihood and Parsimony. Pick two aspects of each method often thought of as an advantage or disadvantage that are interrelated, e.g. the same attribute might be seen as an advantage under one paradigm and a disadvantage in the other or one might be problem for one that is explicitly accounted for under the other. 2. (20 points total) What sort of comparative method would you apply to the following evolutionary questions (e.g., what kind of data would you want, how would you generate a null hypothesis, how would you judge statistical significance?): a. (5 pts.) Are white-colored petals an adaptation for moth pollination in flowering plants?
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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.

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