A mathematical approach to defining clade names, with potential applications to computer storage and processing

@article{Keesey2007AMA,
  title={A mathematical approach to defining clade names, with potential applications to computer storage and processing},
  author={T. M. Keesey},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2007},
  volume={36}
}
  • T. M. Keesey
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
  • Clade names may be objectively defined based on conditions of phylogeny. Definitions usually take one of three forms — node‐, branch‐ or apomorphy‐based — but other forms and complex permutations of these forms are also possible. Some database projects have attempted to store definitions of clade names in a manner accessible to computer applications, but, so far, they have only provided ways of storing the most common types of definition. To create a more extensible system, I have taken a… CONTINUE READING
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