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Bis2C+lect+6B+Rizzo+Intro+to+Microbes - Uses of phylogenies...

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1 Tree of Life image © 2007 Tree of Life Web Project. The Tree of Life Uses of phylogenies Studying the tempo and mode of evolution How, when and at what rate do characters (morphological, ecological, genetic, etc.) change? Rates of diversification Coevolution Studying how – and to what extent interacting organisms from different clades evolve together Biogeography The study of the geographical distribution of organisms Community phylogenetics Understanding ecological communities from a tree based perspective Conservation biology Using phylogenetic criteria to establish conservation priorities Tree of Life image © 2007 Tree of Life Web Project. The Tree of Life Nesse et al. 2010. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:1800-1807 MacCallum CJ. 2007. PLOS Biology 5: 112-113
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