FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS : Studying Functional Patterns in an Historical Context

  title={FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS : Studying Functional Patterns in an Historical Context},
  author={George V. Lauder},
The study of function is a neglected area of systematic and histotica! biology. Over the last 20 years, systematic biology has expanded to iticlude in its purview the study of many different kinds of patterns, and structural features of all kinds have been the subject of phylogenetic analyses. In addition to macroscopic structural features that have been the traditional source of characters reflecting patterns of ancestry and descent, systematists have increasingly relied on DNA hase and amino… CONTINUE READING

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