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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 278–284.
Published: 01 April 2018
... introduced to phylogenetics early in their introductory coursework with technical terms such as “monophyly,” “parsimony,” and “synapomorphy/symplesiomorphy” becoming staple terms in their vocabulary by the end of their freshman year. Students are also expected to have covered the “morphological versus...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Kathryn M. Flinn In this classroom activity, students build a phylogeny for woody plant species based on the morphology of their twigs. Using any available twigs, students can practice the process of cladistics to test evolutionary hypotheses for real organisms. They identify homologous characters...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (2): 127–131.
Published: 01 February 2014
... cladograms can be compared with a published mammalian phylogeny. The exercise illustrates phylogenetics, the principle of parsimony, and hypothesis testing using morphological data. Selecting the phylogenetic tree that requires the fewest steps illustrates the broader scientific principle of parsimony...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (2): 72–77.
Published: 01 February 2011
... biodiversity and evolution class can be designed and taught in a phyletically diverse marine setting in North America. © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Teaching biodiversity marine field stations taxonomy molecular phylogenetics morphology All around the world...