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Rapidly evolving traits and the comparative method: how important is testing for phylogenetic signal?

@article{Rheindt2004RapidlyET,
  title={Rapidly evolving traits and the comparative method: how important is testing for phylogenetic signal?},
  author={Frank E. Rheindt and T. Ulmar Grafe and Ehab Abouheif},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={377-396}
}
The indiscriminate application of phylogenetically based comparative methods in cross-species correlated evolution analyses has been questioned. It has been argued that traits are not always significantly correlated to their phylogenetic history, and that correcting for phylogeny in these cases may be unnecessary and may even introduce statistical error. Statistical diagnostics to test for phylogenetic signal have recently been presented. Here, we investigate the relationship between habitat… Expand

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