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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 65241
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Phylogenetic Terminology, Misconceptions, Genetics, Population Genetics, Sequence Data, Non-Sequence Data
ISSN: 0080-469X
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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