Diphyletic - definition of diphyletic by The Free Dictionary
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Of or relating to a group of organisms containing taxa descended from two different ancestral lines.
(Biology) relating to or characterized by descent from two ancestral groups of animals or plants
di•phy•let•ic (ˌdaɪ faɪˈlɛt ɪk)
of or pertaining to a taxonomic group of organisms derived from two separate ancestral lines.
References in periodicals archive
The apparent independence of the two Triassic lineages has led to the suggestion that the two oyster families might be diphyletic
) lineages within eastern and southern Africa.
Molecular phylogenetics reveals Leontodon (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) to be diphyletic
A phylogenetic analysis based on nucleotide sequence of a marker linked to the Brittle Rachis Locus indicates a diphyletic
origin of barley.