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Unformatted text preview: branching pattern throughout the tree Remember: Any given Tress is considered to be a Hypothesis. Identifying Synaptomorphies Synapomorphies help us reconstruct evolutionary relationships. Synapomorphies v. homoplasies: Two major ways of differentiating Choose characters that appear to be homologies Use many characters for phylogeniesreduce effect of a few homoplasies. Method of Phylogenetic Recostruction: The Hypothetic creatures of Llenoc Create character matrix 4 changes Construct the most Parsimonius Tree Parsimonies usually accepted. What characters can be used to constryuct phylogeies? morphological molecular behavioral Use of Phylogentics Overlay, for example...
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