Glossary Term: Maximum Parsimony

Maximum parsimony is a character-based method that infers a phylogenetic tree by minimizing the total number of evolutionary steps required to explain a given set of data, or in other words by minimizing the total tree length.

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Created: 2019-06-25 09:26:28 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2019-06-25 09:26:28 PDT (-0700)