Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 18, Classification - Assessment - 18.2 Modern Evolutionary Classifications - Understand Key Concepts - Page 532: 13



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A monophyletic group consists of an ancestor and all the descendants of this ancestor. Clades are monophyletic. In contrast, a paraphyletic group includes the ancestor but not all of the descendants.
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