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Cladistics

  1. Mark Wilkinson

Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001522

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How to Cite

Wilkinson, M. 2001. Cladistics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Natural History Museum, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

Abstract

Cladistic methods aim to reconstruct the branching pattern of the Tree of Life. Cladistic classification is a philosophy of classification based only on cladistic relationships.

Keywords:

  • evolution;
  • phylogeny;
  • cladogram;
  • synapomorphy;
  • homology