The definition, recognition, and interpretation of convergent evolution, and two new measures for quantifying and assessing the significance of convergence

@article{Stayton2015TheDR,
  title={The definition, recognition, and interpretation of convergent evolution, and two new measures for quantifying and assessing the significance of convergence},
  author={C Tristan Stayton},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={69}
}
Convergent evolution is an important phenomenon in the history of life. Despite this, there is no common definition of convergence used by biologists. Instead, several conceptually different definitions are employed. The primary dichotomy is between pattern‐based definitions, where independently evolved similarity is sufficient for convergence, and process‐based definitions, where convergence requires a certain process to produce this similarity. The unacknowledged diversity of definitions can… Expand

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