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BIOL 102 Lectures Notes Chapter 26 (Phylogeny and the Tree of Life)

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These notes cover all information presented in the lecture slides for Chapter 26 (Phylogeny and the Tree of Life)
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Date Created: 09/20/16
BIOL 102 Lecture Notes 9/13/16 Ch. 26 Phylogeny and the Tree of Life  Taxonomy: scientific discipline that classifies and names organisms  Systematics: classifies organisms and determines evolutionary relationships  Phylogeny: evolutionary history of species or group of related species  o Phylogenetic trees show patterns of descent, NOT phenotypic similarity o Phylogenetic trees don’t indicate WHEN a species evolved or how much change occurred in lineage o NOT assumed that taxon evolved from taxon next to it  Homoplasies (a homoplasy): analogous structrues or molecular sequences that evolved  independently   Cladistics: groups organisms by common descent o Clade: group of species that includes ancestral species and all its descendants  Monophyletic: a valid clade that consists of the ancestor species and all of its  descendants  Paraphyletic: an invalid clade consisting of an ancestral species and some, but  NOT ALL, of the descendants  Polyphyletic: an invalid clade including distantly related species but does NOT  include their most recent common ancestor  Shared ancestral character: character that originated in an ancestor of the taxon  Shared derived character: evolutionary novelty unique to a particular clade o character can be both ancestral and derived, depending on context  Molecular clock: uses constant rates of evolution in some genes to estimate the absolute time of  evolutionary change  o calibrated against branches whose dates are known from fossil record o individual genes vary in how clocklike they are  Domains: Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya  Kingdoms: Protista, Plantae, Fungi, Monera (prokaryotes), Animalia  Horizontal Gene Transfer: movement of genes from one genome to another o tree of life suggests that eukaryotes and archaea more closely related than bacteria o tree of life based largely on rRNA genes; however, some other genes reveal different  relationships o key role in evolution of prokaryotes and eukaryotes


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