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Of, relating to, or designating a system of classification of organisms based on analysis of a large number of quantifiable character traits, without consideration of evolutionary relationships.

phe·net′i·cal·ly adv.


(fɪˈnɛt ɪk)

pertaining to or based on the observable similarities and differences between organisms without regard to assumed genealogy.
[1960; phen- (extracted from phenotype, or directly from Greek phaínein to show; compare pheno-) + -etic]
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Phenetically, Irenomys is quite divergent with respect to Euneomys and Neotomys.
Species and series boundaries of Solatium series Longipedicellata (Solanaceae) and phenetically similar species in ser.
Samples from the Maya sites of Jaina Island, Yaxuna, and San Gervasio/Playa del Carmen should be phenetically closer to one another than to those from other sites.
This group was phenetically associated with the Gobiosoma group on the basis of a dorsal pterygiophore pattern of 3(221110), vertebral count of 11+16, one epural and two anal pterygiophores anterior to the first haemal arch.
We believe that each of these three species constitutes a phenetically distinctive entity, following a morphological-taxonomic species concept.
Estimates of global population differentiation ranged from 3-4% for alleles treated phenetically, to less than 1% for [F.
It also includes analytic modules (such as clustering algorithms) allowing some preliminary examinations of sequence similarities, and an Identification Engine enabling an unknown sequence to be phenetically matched against the entire BOLD database.
Microsatellite data were used to phenetically analyze the quinoa lines by cluster analysis (Fig.
The prokaryote/eukaryote dichotomy was promoted by Stanier and van Niel (1), Margulis (2), and others as the best way to partition the living world phenetically - and likely also as a gap bridged only once in cellular evolution, through the invention of a new cell ultrastructure driven by the advantage of predation.
Wood (1984) coded Kahl's behavioral descriptions as discrete binary and multistate characters and analyzed the resulting data matrix phenetically.
Some species of Pachyanthus have been considered phenetically similar to members of the Caribbean genus, Calycogonium DC.