chloroplast and other genes (was Lucy in Newsweek)
jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Mon Apr 5 21:28:39 CDT 2004
At 21:14 2004-04-05, Ken Kinman wrote:
>I'm sure the chimpanzee genome will come first with a lot of fanfare, but
>doubts will remain until orangutan whole genomes are available.
Doubts will continue until there is an outgroup genome....
>By then, the naturalness of paraphyly will have been rediscovered even by
>those who are now diehard strict cladists.
Paraphyletic taxa are "natural"; they just don't play well with others.
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