Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century.

@article{Benton2001FindingTT,
  title={Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century.},
  author={Michael J Benton},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 1481},
  pages={2123-30}
}
Phylogenies, or evolutionary trees, are fundamental to biology. Systematists have laboured since the time of Darwin to discover the tree of life. Recent developments in systematics, such as cladistics and molecular sequencing, have led practitioners to believe that their phylogenies are more testable now than equivalent efforts from the 1960s or earlier. Whole trees, and nodes within trees, may be assessed for their robustness. However, these quantitative approaches cannot be used to… CONTINUE READING
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