Why is there no genetics in phylogenetics : misconceptions, clarification and solutions
Scharaschkin, Tanya (2013) Why is there no genetics in phylogenetics : misconceptions, clarification and solutions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 118, pp. 63-67.
Fundamental misconceptions regarding some basic phylogenetic terminology are presented in this opinion piece. An attempt is made to point out why these misconceptions exist and what may be causing the misapplication of terminology. Clarification is providing via basic definitions and simple explanations. Differences between the scientific fields of genetics and population genetics are discussed. The appropriate use of terminology is advocated and alternative terms are proposed to eliminate one potential source of confusion. It is suggested we use 'sequence data' instead of molecular data and 'non-sequence data' instead of morphological data in the field of phylogenetics and systematics.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Phylogenetic Terminology, Misconceptions, Genetics, Population Genetics, Sequence Data, Non-Sequence Data|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Royal Society of Queensland|
|Deposited On:||10 Dec 2013 23:35|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2013 01:44|
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