Jack Sullivan 

Updated Spring, 2017

Biology 545 - Principles of Systematic Biology


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Lecture Notes & Slides

Lecture 1. Introduction & Importance of Systematics. Notes Slides.

Pauly et al. (2009). The authors point out that taxonomic changes should only be made when current groups are found to be non-monophyletic.

Patterson & Norris (2016) The authors argue for a taxonomic revision for a group based on equivalency of ranks (in this case, genera).

Lecture 2. The History of Phylogenetic Inference. Notes Slides.

Lecture 3. Characters: Homology and Morphology. Notes Slides.

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