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A Method for Deducing Branching Sequences in Phylogeny
Joseph H. Camin and Robert R. Sokal
Vol. 19, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), pp. 311-326
Published by: Society for the Study of Evolution
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2406441
Page Count: 16
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A method is described for reconstructing presumed cladistic evolutionary sequences of recent organisms and its implications are discussed. Characters of the organisms to be studied are presented in a data matrix of the type employed in numerical taxonomy with the character states arrayed according to a presumed evolutionary sequence. The reconstruction proceeds on the hypothesis that the minimum number of evolutionary steps yields the correct cladogram. The method has been programmed for computer processing.
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