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Phylogenetic systematics, a.k.a. evolutionary trees :

A phylogenetic revolution

In this module, you have examined what phylogenies are and how they are built — and you have seen a few examples of how they are useful. Phylogenies are an increasingly important tool in modern biology. They have been applied to problems as diverse as uncovering the origins of HIV, to making conservation decisions, to testing hypothesis about long extinct organisms.



For more examples of phylogenetic systematics at work, see these Understanding Evolution resources:



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