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lucapozzi commented on the word homoplasy
I think the right one (at least the most used in scientific literature)is homoplasic but I reported the definition that I found in EvoWiki: I'm Italian so I don't trust too much in my English!!!
February 9, 2008
Homoplasy occurs when characters are similar, but are not derived from a common ancestor. The characters are said to be homoplastious. If the characters were similar and were derived from a common ancestor, they would be homologous. Homoplasies that are due to convergent evolution are termed analogies.
I love this word even if working in phylogenetics is my nightmare!!!
February 8, 2008
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