Results for: Cladistics

In Biology

What is the principle behind cladistic analysis?

it identifies and considers only those characteristics of organisms that are evolutionary innovations--- new characteristics that arise as lineages evolve over time
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What is the prnciple behind cladistic analysis?

cladistic analysis identifies and considers only those charateristics of organisms that are evolutionary innovations cladistic analysis identifies and considers only those cha (MORE)
In Biology

List three characteristics of cladistic analysis?

Cladistic analysis is a technique used in taxonomy wherebybiological organisms are classified based on sharedcharacteristics. Cladistics uses a tree shaped diagram to showrela (MORE)
In Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species

Cladistics is a way to separate animals into new species?

Yes and no. Primarily it is for figuring out evolutionary pathways...by grouping animals with similar traits into related families ("clades") it helps us to determine ancestry (MORE)
In Evolution

What is the difference between cladistic and traditional taxonomy?

Traditional taxonomists used physiological makers of the organism and some even assigned numerical value to these markers. This lead to confusion as organisms can be very clos (MORE)
In Biology

What is an out-group in cladistics?

An out-group is the organism in a cladogram that is the starting point and usually does not have any common characteristics with the other organisms in the cladogram.