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Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology, V.A. Funk and Daniel R. Brooks

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Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology
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Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology
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V.A. Funk and Daniel R. Brooks
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eng
Summary
Evolution is the unifying concept of biology. The study of evolution can be approached from a within-lineage (microevolution) or among-lineage (macroevolution) perspective. Phylogenetic systematics (cladistics) is the appropriate basis for all among-lineage studies in comparative biology.Phylogenetic systematics enhances studies in comparative biology in many ways. In the study of developmental constraints, the use of such phylogenies allows for the investigation of the possibility that ontogenetic changes (heterochrony) alone may be sufficient to explain the perceived magnitude of phenotypic change. Speciation via hybridization can be suggested, based on the character patterns of phylogenies. Phylogenetic systematics allows one to examine the potential of historical explanations for biogeographic patterns as well as modes of speciation. The historical components of coevolution, along with ecological and behavioral diversification, can be compared to the explanations of adaptation and natural selection. Because of the explanatory capabilities of phylogenetic systematics, studies in comparative biology that are not based on such phylogenies fail to reach their potential
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DLC
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1947-
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Funk, V. A.
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
LC call number
  • QK1
  • QH367.5
LC item number
.S2747 no. 73 a
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1951-
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Brooks, D. R.
Series statement
Smithsonian contributions to botany
Series volume
no. 73
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  • Phylogeny
  • Evolution
  • Cladistic analysis
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Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology, V.A. Funk and Daniel R. Brooks
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-45)
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1 online resource (45 pages
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online
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  • MSRLSI copy 39088011483815 is no. 2 bound with 3 other titles.
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Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology, V.A. Funk and Daniel R. Brooks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-45)
Extent
1 online resource (45 pages
Form of item
online
Note
  • MSRLSI copy 39088011483815 is no. 2 bound with 3 other titles.
  • Elecresource
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote

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