Why is the principle of parsimony important in constructing phylogenies?

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The principle of parsimony reduces the effect homoplasy will have on the phylogenetic tree.

  

The principle of parsimony allows researchers to use morphologic data for constructing phylogenetic trees.

  

The principle of parsimony allows researchers to use molecular data for constructing phylogenetic trees.

  

The principle of parsimony is useful for constructing phylogenetic trees that include distantly related taxa.

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The principle of parsimony reduces the effect homoplasy will have on the phylogenetic tree.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by anonymous



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