Glossary Term: Molecular Phylogenetics

(Molecular Phylogeny)

The analysis of hereditary molecular differences, mainly in DNA sequences, to gain information on an organism’s evolutionary relationships. The result of a molecular phylogenetic analysis is expressed in a phylogenetic tree. Molecular phylogenetics is one aspect of molecular systematics, a broader term that also includes the use of molecular data in taxonomy and biogeography.

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