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Phylogenetics

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noun

(1) The study of phylogeny.

(2) The study of evolutionary relatedness among various groups of organisms through molecular sequencing data and morphological data matrices.


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Word origin: Greek from the terms phyle/phylon (meaning "tribe, race,") and genetikos (meaning "relative to birth" from genesis ("birth").


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I have a problem seeing the bigger picture of research

It looks like the problem is with figuring out what is the use of your work. DNA sequencing of a species can yield quite a bit of new knowledge. Phylogenetics is one thing, comparison to a more well-studied species to understand how they are different. But the other possible aspect is to study ...

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by FlyMusings
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:14 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a problem seeing the bigger picture of research
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Re: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

... likely to occur when the reservoir host and potential novel host are phylogenetically close (e.g., Perlman & Jaenike 2003). So in this case phylogenetics might aid to assess where certain bumble bee species can be introduced (in regions where the wild bumble species is a rather distant relative) ...

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by Lucanus cervus
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
Replies: 4
Views: 8280

Clade v. Phylum

... What I'm confused about is how a clade relates to what mono- para- and poly phyletic groups are about and the difference between cladistics and phylogenetics... sorry for the confusion... all the words that sound so similar have me confused... :/ Thanks! M.

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by naturalgoats
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:45 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Clade v. Phylum
Replies: 6
Views: 8933

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to establish these lineages they get different results depending on which gene or protein they use. This happens without HGT sequences. See above. Phylogenetics is a complicated endeavour that requires a very careful selection of sequences. Hence the concept of HGT was formulated to explain away ...

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by wbla3335
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Phylogenetics software?

Hi can anyone recommend any good, easy to use and understand (particularly for a novice) phylogenetics analysis software?

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by jebus197
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Phylogenetics software?
Replies: 2
Views: 1020
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