More on the 'cladistics' of sequences

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Jun 11 13:24:36 CDT 2004

John Grehan wrote:

> I have no idea whether the characters below are phenetic or cladistic.

That's my point - the character could be used in either a phenetic or a
cladistic analysis.  The same data matrix can be analysed by a cladistic
algorithm or a phenetic algorithm.  The results will most likely be
different, as will the interpretation, but that's a function of how the
characters are analyzed, not how they are are coded.


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