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Related to monophyly: Polyphyly


1. Of or relating to a group of taxa that includes the common ancestor of all the members as well as all descendants of that ancestor.
2. Of or derived from one stock or source.

mon′o·phy·let′ic·al·ly adv.
mon′o·phy′ly (mŏn′ə-fī′lē, mə-nŏf′ə-lē) adv.


(Biology) biology the condition of being monophyletic
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These include (to paraphrase and simplify the discussion by Vences and colleagues): (1) Any named taxon should correspond to a monophyletic group (=a clade), (2) The monophyly hypothesis should encompass ".
Phylogenomic analyses support the monophyly of Excavata and resolve relationships among eukaryotic "supergroups".
Such sex ratio patterns would be congruent with an old hypothesis of the relationship of Sialidae being closest to Chauliodinae (Weele, 1910), which is supported by a morphological phylogeny (Contreras-Ramos, 2004); however, this hypothesis does not agree with the accepted monophyly of Corydalidae (Table 1; Glorioso, 1981; New and Theischinger, 1993), nor with more current phylogenetic studies (Aspock el al.
Continental Monophyly and Molecular Divergence of Peninsular Malaysia's Macaca fascicularis fascicularis.
Monophyly of Acerentomidae was already supported by the analysis of 67 morphological characters for 35 species of Acerentomata (Shrubovych 2014).
The most important finding is that Podismini did not constitute monophyly as previously suggested in Chintauan-Marquier et al.
2001) about the genus Rhipicephalus also supports monophyly of the Boophilus clade; however, this evidence did not solve the relationships among R.
The two probabilistic phylogenetic algorithms, Maximum Likelihood (ML) and Bayesian Inference (BI), applied on 68 sequences of the two mitochondrial genes (34 cytochrome b and 34 cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1), retrieved reciprocal monophyly of the two species.
Phylogenetic analyses of these sequences demonstrate monophyly and a low degree of interhost variability ([greater than or equal to] 94% nt identity).