from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to phylogeny or phylogenetics.
- adj. Relating to or based on evolutionary development or history: a phylogenetic classification of species.
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- adj. Of, or relating to phylogeny or phylogenetics
- adj. of, or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as phylogenic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms
Furthermore, a priori assumptions in phylogenetic analyses, such as long-branch attraction can bias phylogenetic tree analysis.
The fantastically-named Congo forest mouse Deomys ferrugineus (sometimes called the Link mouse) is another similar long-footed form of uncertain phylogenetic position.
Whether Euchoreutes is actually a member of either of the two dipodid clades that have been recognised in phylogenetic studies of this group - Dipodinae and Allactaginae (Shenbrot 1992) - remains uncertain.
Now Dr Michael Lee of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, Australia, has repeated the exercise using the same technique, known as phylogenetic analysis, only this time applying a more sophisticated statistical method.
Gibbs said that might have been a coincidence, but the unusual placement of the virus on what what virologists call phylogenetic trees-a sort of schematic family history of the virus -- also peeked his interest.
But recently a small cadre of evolutionary biologists has argued for reforming the accepted nomenclature to more closely reflect evolution using an approach called phylogenetic taxonomy.
Evolutionary biologists have long been able to build family trees of related species, called phylogenetic trees.
Using a method of comparing genetic characteristics, called phylogenetic analysis, the researchers studied a group of men who had sexually transmitted their HIV virus to other men.
Using a method of comparing genetic characteristics, called phylogenetic analysis, the researchers studied a group of men who had sexually transmitted their HIV viruses; in this way the team was able to determine the source of rapidly mutating HIV viruses by analyzing the viral sequences extracted from the blood and semen of HIV transmitting partners.
The result is called a phylogenetic tree that documents the shared mutations.