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How is the evolutionary relatedness of organisms best reflected in phylogenetic trees?

Topic

Evolution

Framing Question

How is the evolutionary relatedness of organisms best reflected in phylogenetic trees?

Learning Objectives

  • List the three Domains of the phylogenetic tree of life. State a unique characteristic of each Domain.
  • List two features of a useful molecular/evolutionary clock.
  • Explain what features of 16S rRNA make it useful to compare the evolutionary relationship between organisms.
  • Determine the two most related and two least related organisms from a short list of 16S rRNA sequences.
  • Draw inferences about evolutionary relatedness of organisms based on phylogenetic trees.

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