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n. (used with a sing. verb)
A system of classification based on the presumed phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms.

cla·dis′tic, cla·dis′ti·cal adj.
cla·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Biology) (functioning as singular) biology a method of grouping animals that makes use of lines of descent rather than structural similarities
[C20: New Latin, from Greek klādos branch, shoot]
cladism n
cladist n


(kləˈdɪs tɪks)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. a system of classification of organisms based on the branchings of clades.
2. the study of such systems.
clad•ist (ˈklæd ɪst) n.
cla•dis′tic, adj.
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Noun1.cladistics - a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
taxonomy - (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
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By accepting a new genus Magallana [type species Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)] for a clade of Pacific Crassostrea, and by rejecting the genus Talonostrea (Li and Qi, 1994) [type species Talonostrea talonata (Li and Qi, 1994)] for the Pacific sister clade Magallana, WoRMS has effectively rendered the (Atlantic) genus Crassostrea paraphyletic.
This clade formed a sister clade to another closely related species H.
The spike proteins of hCoV-MERS form a sister clade of the clade defined by HKU5 BtCoVs and BtVs-betaCoV/SC2013, and the spike proteins share 69.
Leptodea fragilis is considered, based on molecular data, to be its sister clade.
2007), the presence of MCs in a dataset may result in well supported but inaccurate sister clade hypotheses.
Clade B, a sister clade of A, consists almost entirely of Eurasian and Eurasian-derived North American Gomphocerinae.
One consequence of these new discoveries is that the divergence date between the Holometabola and its sister clade has been set earlier than previously thought on the basis of fossils or molecular phylogenetic evidence.
Based on the phylogenetic inference that the feather-bearing dinosaur Dilong paradoxus is a tyrannosauroid and the fact that the sister clade (including birds) of the tyrannosauroids also had feathers, Xu et al.
In the RFLP-B tree, the three species of Gloeophyllum did form a distinct clade with each other with the exception of isolate GSEPF which formed a sister clade with other Gloeophyllums.
1), but as sister clade to clade D in the NJ tree and in the ML tree, i.
Deep branching patterns that reroot the tree in the Ehrhartoideae and support a sister clade relationship between the Pooideae and PACCAD clade were derived directly from geometrical and statistical features describing the structure of signal recognition particle (SRP) RNA, the small subunit of rRNA, enod40 mRNA and ITS rRNA, and large-scale chromosomal rearrangements (insertions, translocations, and instances of chromosomal orthology) using maximum parsimony methods (Caetano-Anolles, 2005).