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Unformatted text preview: i. How do we use character measures (and parsimony) to build a phylogenetic tree? ii. Which of the above hypotheses is correct? iii. How does this example distinguish between homology and analogy? Which character(s) are homologous between birds and mammals? Which character(s) are analogous? III. Constructing and Interpreting Trees a. Know how to use parsimony to choose between alternative tree topologies. b. Know how to infer ancestral relationships between taxa on the tree. i. Did the dentist infect his patients with HIV? ii. Was the immediate ancestor of the 1918 flu more closely related to a bird, swine, or human flu? Do all the flu genes appear to have the same immediate ancestor? IV. The Comparative Method a. How do we use the comparative method to test adaptive hypotheses within the context of a phylogenetic tree?...
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