chloroplast and other genes (was Lucy in Newsweek)

Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU
Tue Apr 6 12:43:36 CDT 2004

 My impression is that some 10 years ago we were given the impression
> once complete genomes were available we would have all the answers.

The interesting feature of all this is, that if and when we arrive at a nice final picture of the genome, we will be committed to the results of something like a parsimony analysis for a final, definitive phylogeny. Yet, we'll still know - or SHOULD know - that undetected homoplasy may have us barking up the wrong tree!

Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at
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