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Studies from State University of New York have provided new information about systematic biology
July 17th, 2009
According to recent research published in the journal Systematic Biology, "The genomics revolution offers great promise for resolving the phylogeny of living taxa, but does it offer any benefits for reconstructing relationships among extinct (fossil) taxa' Superficially, the answer would seem to be ''no,'' given that molecular data cannot be obtained for most fossil taxa. However, because fossil taxa often interdigitate among living taxa on the Tree of Life, molecular data may indirectly enhance phylogenetic accuracy for fossil taxa in the context of a combined analysis of morphological and molecular data for living and fossil taxa."
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Source: Energy and Ecology Business (2009-07-17)