Page 32 71.In order to be useful for constructing a phylogeny, a character must:
72.Only homologous characters are useful in constructing phylogenetic trees.
73.Traits that are shared by more than one member of a group because of common ancestry are known as:
74.When several possible phylogenetic trees can be produced from a data set, the MOST parsimonious tree is the one that shows the: A) smallest number of evolutionary changes. B) largest number of nodes. C) largest number of analogous characteristics. D) smallest number of synapomorphies. E) smallest number of branches.
75.Compared with more distantly related taxa, the DNA sequences of two closely related taxa are expected to show: