Flashcards in 26.1 Phylogenies Show Evolutionary Relationships Deck (8)
What is Misclassification?
When a species has lost a key feature, shared by relatives, over the course of evolution.
What is a Sister Taxa?
A group f organisms that share an immediate common ancestor.
What is the difference between a rooted tree and an unrooted tree?
A rooted tree shows where the common ancestor is; an unrooted tree doesn't.
What do molecular biologists wear?
Designer Genes HAHAHA
(Thought I'd cheer you up with a joke)
What is a Basal Taxon?
The lineage that diverges early in the history of a group.
What is a Polytomy?
A branch point from which more that two descendants groups emerge.
What is an Internal Node?
Where lineages diverge.