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Horizontal classification

Horizontal classification

(Science: zoology) classification which stresses grouping together taxa in a similar stage of evolution, rather than location on the same phyletic line.

See: vertical classification.


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Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... The trivial solution involves the adjustment of the assumed rate of horizontal gene transfer to the data (another ad hoc adjustment), but though ... should find a completely different living world in which taxonomy and classification would be impossible. There we would expect to find a chaotic ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Re:

... The last two sections discuss its nucleic acid analysis and attempts at classification. In summary, if they descended from a once independent organism, ... the unused translation equipment may have been obtained through horizontal gene transfer, in which case they are not vestigial structures. ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... The trivial solution involves the adjustment of the assumed rate of horizontal gene transfer to the data (another ad hoc adjustment), but though ... should find a completely different living world in which taxonomy and classification would be impossible. There we would expect to find a chaotic ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Views: 8037

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Tree of Life A common premise of all molecular phylogenetic ... Horizontal Gene Transfer in Prokaryotes: Quantification and Classification Eugene V. Koonin,1 Kira S. Makarova,1,2 and L. Aravind2. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Tree of life

... of though (as I'm sure you know). Ultimately, I believe the universal classification system for biology will be based on evolutionary lineage. ... be made easier as we become more efficient with genetic sequencing. Horizontal gene transfer is definitely an issue of concern for anyone that ...

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by AstusAleator
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:27 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Tree of life
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