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PARSIMONY JACKKNIFING OUTPERFORMS NEIGHBOR‐JOINING
TLDR
For analysis of large matrices, parsimony jackknifing is hundreds of thousands of times faster than extensive branch‐swapping, yet is better able to screen out poorly‐supported groups.
A Concern for Evidence and a Phylogenetic Hypothesis of Relationships among Epicrates (Boidae, Serpentes)
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High levels of character congruence were observed among 89 biochemical and morphological synapomorphies scored on 10 species of Epicrates, and the consensus cladogram was consistent with the phylogenetic interpretation attached to the resulting hypothesis, which is a consensus of two equally parsimonious cladograms.
AMNIOTE PHYLOGENY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSSILS
TLDR
The importance of the critical fossils seems to reside in their relative primitive‐ness, and the simplest explanation for their more conservative nature is that they have had less time to evolve.
PERMUTATIONS
Permutations of finite sets play a central role in algebraic and enumerative combinatorics. In addition to having many interesting enumerative properties per se, permutations also arise in almost
Regular ArticlePARSIMONY JACKKNIFING OUTPERFORMS NEIGHBOR-JOINING
TLDR
Parsimony jackknifing is hundreds of thousands of times faster than extensive branch-swapping, yet is better able to screen out poorly-supported groups.
Testability and the Refutation and Corroboration of Cladistic Hypotheses
  • A. Kluge
  • Philosophy
    Cladistics : the international journal of the…
  • 1 March 1997
TLDR
The refutationist nature of cladistics is explored in terms of Popperian testability, in order to understand better the alternatives and to predict the outcome of the expected revolution.
Sophisticated falsification and research cycles: Consequences for differential character weighting in phylogenetic systematics
TLDR
On balance, phylogenetic systematics appears to achieve greater coherence and generality as a result of focusing on the foundations for claiming increased knowledge and avoiding efforts to differentially weight characters.
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