StudyGuide.Phylogeny-1

StudyGuide.Phylogeny-1 - What is Phylogeny? o Phylogeny o...

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Sheet1 Page 1  â& ¢ What is Phylogeny? o Phylogeny o Phylogenetic trees o Tree of life â& ¢ Oversimplifications in a phylogenetic tree o Understand examples o Give examples â& ¢ How to read and manipulate phylogenetic trees o Components of a phylogenetic tree ï˙ § Be able to label a tree ï˙ § Understand what the different parts of a phylogenetic tree mean (e.g., a node is both a point of a split AND a hypothetical common ancestor) o Different ways of drawing trees ï˙ § Vertical vs. horizontal ï˙ § Cladogram vs. phylogram ï˙ § Polytomies o Branch rotation ï˙ § Be able to take a tree and redraw it with branches rotated ï˙ § Understand why branch rotation does not change meaning of the tree ï˙ § Be able to determine if two trees are equivalent o Relatedness patterns in trees ï± § Be able to determine â& & sisterâ& ² relationships ïi § Be able to determine which taxa a more related to others in a tree o Polytomies and the ways they can be resolved
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course BIS 101 taught by Professor Simonchan during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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