Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 18 - Self-Quiz - Page 302: 4



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Sometimes, evolutionary biologists are faced with picking out one of several ways groups of clades are connected, and, usually, the simplest way is the right one; this process that involves choosing the simplest pathway is called parsimony analysis. These scientists look at how clades are connected and choose the one in which the derived trait evolved the least number of times.
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