Predictivity vs Useful

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 16 18:48:36 CST 2005


Thank you.  I would say therefore that your two examples demonstrate well the
power of genealogy/phylogeny-based classifications to generate correct
predictions.  It's particularly neat that the results from one data set
(molecular) led to consilient results in another (morphological) set.

Barry

--- Peter Stevens <peter.stevens at MOBOT.ORG> wrote:

> >Yes, of molecular data.
>
>
> P.
>
> >Peter,
> >
> >Were the new classifications (Plstyspermation to Alseuosmiaceae and
> >Soyauxia to
> >Peridiscaceae) based on phylogenetic analyses?  That is, were the
> >groups formed
> >by these (and related?) re-allocations hypothesized to be monophyletic?
> >
> >Best,
> >
> >Barry




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