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Primer on trees

Tree misinterpretations

Field guide to evolutionary trees

How to build a tree

Trees matter

For teachers

For museums and zoos


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The Tree Room : Primer on Trees :

The anatomy of an evolutionary tree

Click on each question mark to find out what that part of the tree represents.

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Tree adapted from Trautwein, M.D., B.M. Wiegmann, R. Beutel, K.M. Kjer, and D.K. Yeates. 2012. Advances in insect phylogeny at the dawn of the postgenomic era. Annual Review of Entomology 57:449-468.

Evolutionary Trees: A Primer
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