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Researchers challenge accuracy of methods that analyze trees of life

April 21, 2020 - General

When species under a taxonomic umbrella have faced forks in the road, leading to extinction or adaptation, the path taken has been difficult to follow. In a newly published paper, two scientists argue that long-used approaches for reconstructing these paths are deeply flawed.
Ammonite fossils from the Jurassic period. A UO biologist says current methods of reconstrucing
evolutionary paths are wrong and suggests a new approach [Credit:…

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