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Published in Science 310 (5750) pp. 979-980.
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What Did T. rex Taste Like? is an introduction to cladistics, the most commonly used method of classification today. Cladistics organizes living things by common ancestry and evolutionary relationships, enabling us to better understand life's present diversity and evolutionary history.
Phylogenetics is the study of the relationships of organisms to each other. A central concept in this field is a phylogenetic tree, a depiction of the inferred evolutionary relationships of species to each other. Phylogenetic trees are very useful for organizing knowledge of biological diversity and for providing insights into events that occurred during evolution. Thus, being able to correctly interpret such trees is an essential tool for a modern biologist. This document is intended to provide you with a brief overview of the important principles and a list of specific skills you need to acquire to be able to extract information from phylogenies.
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.