Monday, February 11, 2013

Maximum parsimony (phylogenetics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maximum parsimony (phylogenetics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Ordered characters have a particular sequence in which the states must occur through evolution, such that going between some states requires passing through an intermediate. This can be thought of complementarily as having different costs to pass between different pairs of states. In the eye-color example above, it is possible to leave it unordered, which imposes the same evolutionary "cost" to go from brown-blue, green-blue, green-hazel, etc."

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