Confused by a tree diagram in a textbook, webpage, or museum exhibit? Need a quick review of tree-reading before delving into a more difficult topic? This short primer is the place to start. It provides the basic facts you need to know to interpret trees. You can explore the following topics:
- What is an evolutionary tree?
- How to read trees
- Understanding evolutionary relationships
- Clades within clades
- Trees are hypotheses
- The anatomy of an evolutionary tree
- Tips for tree reading
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