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    The Relevance of Phylogeny  to Studies of Global Change Erika J. Edwards, Christopher J. Still, and Michael J. Donoghue Presented by Erica Betts 3/13/2008
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    Definitions Phylogenetics The study of evolutionary relatedness among various groups of organisms. Phyloinformatics The objective of phyloinformatic research is to assemble, synthesize, and explore the evolutionary history of life on earth; create a phylogenetic database; the ability to mine data on the geographical distributions of species within a phylogenetic framework
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    Background Understanding biogeochemical cycles depends upon understanding how compounds are processed by the biosphere, which ultimately is influenced by the physiology of individual organisms Better understanding of variations in plant utilization of CO 2 and their geographic distributions may lead to better estimates of global carbon cycle and carbon sinks
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    Issues First, can it be shown that C3 and C4 plants
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