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Unformatted text preview: and a species identifier. 15. Phylogeny the evolutionary history of a species or taxonomic group. 16. Morphology the study of the internal and external structure and form of an organism. 17. Utility- 18. Botany the scientific study of plants. 19. Systematics systematic taxonomy; taxonomic organization or living things in the context of evolution. 20. Cladistics a system of phylogenetic classification using shared derived characters and the recency of ancestry is the sole eriterion for grouping taxa. 21. Cladogram it is a diagram that shows relationships between animals and the point of time when a specific evolution occurred. 22. Derived Characteristics a feature that evolved only within the group under consideration, such as the feathers of birds. 23. Phylogenetic tree a family tree that shows the evolutionary relationships thought to exist among groups or organisms....
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.
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