Principles of Life for the AP Course (2nd Edition)

Published by W. J. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464156417
ISBN 13: 978-1-46415-641-0

Chapter 16 - Section 16.2 - Phylogeny Can Be Reconstructed from Traits of Organisms - Apply The Concept - Page 330: 1


Parsimony principle is used to make a phylogenetic tree which helps in reconstructing the evolutionary history.

Work Step by Step

By applying the principle of parsimony, we minimize the ratio of evolutionary changes in one phylogenetic tree, thereby making it easier to trace back to its evolutionary history.
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