Phylogenetic analyses: comparing species to infer adaptations and physiological mechanisms.

@article{Rezende2012PhylogeneticAC,
  title={Phylogenetic analyses: comparing species to infer adaptations and physiological mechanisms.},
  author={Enrico L. Rezende and Jos{\'e} Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho},
  journal={Comprehensive Physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          639-74
        }
}
Comparisons among species have been a standard tool in animal physiology to understand how organisms function and adapt to their surrounding environment. During the last two decades, conceptual and methodological advances from different fields, including evolutionary biology and systematics, have revolutionized the way comparative analyses are performed, resulting in the advent of modern phylogenetic statistical methods. This development stems from the realization that conventional analytical… Expand
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