"Logic of Cladistics"
hkibak at leland.Stanford.EDU
Sun Jun 12 22:38:08 EST 1994
>> Suppose you sequenced the entire genome of your favorite organisms
> No, it would not neccessarily be the 'true' tree. It would definitely be the
> best tree based on sequence data. Follow-up questions would be what do
> morphological data tell you? What does trasnversional weight tell you?
> What about changing the code into amino acids? what about proteins'
> tertiary structure like helices and sheets? And on and on.
This has me, an evolution novice, quite confused... since morphology,
aminoacid sequence, protein structure etc.. is a consequence of the
genomic sequence, how can that data tell you more?!!
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