Three great papers (cladistics; paraphyly)
jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Wed Jan 16 21:33:14 CST 2002
At 08:28 PM 1/16/02, Ken Kinman wrote:
>And I strongly believe that one aspect of that
>damage comes from the widespread cladistic error of rooting Eubacterial
>phylogenies using Metabacteria (a.k.a. "Archaea") as the outgroup.
Any way you cut it, the Metabacteria are paraphyletic, and so strict
cladists find themselves in rare agreement with Ken on this one.
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