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Phylogenetics Laboratory

Exercise One – Fastener Phylogeny

Construction of a phylogenetic tree

You now have sufficient background to attempt to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree for a group of fasteners. The information at your disposal consists of a box of various fasteners, a table for your data matrix (the characters in each of your taxa) and a table for your species by species distance matrix. To construct a phylogenetic tree based on shared derived characters, follow the following procedure:

The following steps are for constructing the tree

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