Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 26 - Test Your Understanding - Level 1 - Knowledge/Comprehension: 2

Answer

C

Work Step by Step

Parsimony has to do with minimizing the changes needed to get to a phylogeny, while A and B mention things extraneous to that question. D is wrong since the number of changes (C), not the number of branch points, is what is desired in the use of parsimony as a criterion for figuring out phylogenies.
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