What is Genealogical Monophyly

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What is Genealogical Monophyly

Post by Vision » Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:25 pm

Ive been reading a recent journal and I came across 'Genealogical Monophyly. '

What is Genealogical Monophyly?

Im guess its something to do with tracing back ther most recent common ancestor and all of its descendents.

Can someone give me a more informative definition.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Post by Vision » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:39 pm

Anyone???

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Post by thank.darwin » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:59 pm

I'm sorry but I couldn't find any thing.
Did you try searching the web?
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Post by mith » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:54 pm

well monophyletic means a group of organisms tracing from a single common ancestor. I think the geneological part is redundant.

An example of a monophylectic specie would be humans. That's why we are the only specie under the genus homo.
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