Oragnutan relationships

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Mon Apr 8 12:56:43 CDT 2002

"John R. Grehan" wrote:d

>Also, how does one respond to the criticism that molecular synapomorphy is
>identified a posteriori after the phylogeny is generated?

Aren't all synapomorphies "identified a posteriori?"  I don't see how you can id
a character as a synapomorphy unless you already have the phylogeny worked out.

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