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: 14



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A derived character is a characteristic that is present in a common ancestor and is passed on to all of its descendants. Cladograms branch when a derived character arises.
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