Polarity - evolution of seeds and secondary growth with...

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Polarity distinguishes between the plesiomorphous and apomorphous state of a character by comparison to an outgroup (a taxon know to lie outside the hierarchy of the groups being considered, e.g., the outgroup algae determines the polarity of the
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Unformatted text preview: evolution of seeds and secondary growth with respect to the other taxa) Sister taxa are the two lineages that descend from a common ancestor following a splitting event; can be considered at any level of hierarchy in a cladogram...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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