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Unformatted text preview: hal system that classifies life on earth (i.e., what are the groupings)? What is the classification of the kingdoms of life ‐ how are they differentiated from each other? 27. Draw a simple phylogenetic tree. What does such a “tree” represent? What do the branch points signify? Is there a time component to such a tree (how so)? 28. What is cladistics? What is a clade? What are monophyletic, paraphyletic & polyphyletic groupings? 29. How do homologous features differ from homoplastic features? What does each mean in terms of relatedness between species? How are these used to determine relatedness between species? How does convergent evolution figure into this? 30. Compare & contrast shared derived characters with ancestral characters. Which represents a larger taxono...
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