Phylogenetic signal, evolutionary process, and rate.

@article{Revell2008PhylogeneticSE,
  title={Phylogenetic signal, evolutionary process, and rate.},
  author={Liam J. Revell and Luke J. Harmon and David Collar},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={591-601}
}
A recent advance in the phylogenetic comparative analysis of continuous traits has been explicit, model-based measurement of "phylogenetic signal" in data sets composed of observations collected from species related by a phylogenetic tree. Phylogenetic signal is a measure of the statistical dependence among species' trait values due to their phylogenetic relationships. Although phylogenetic signal is a measure of pattern (statistical dependence), there has nonetheless been a widespread… CONTINUE READING
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