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An estimate of the amount of nucleotide substitutions between species. Genetic
distance serves as a measure of the time elapsed since two species last shared a
Collective name for the orangutans (
) from Borneo and Sumatra and
for the African apes: chimpanzees (
), bonobos (
The distribution of alleles to the daughter populations upon a split of the ancestral
population, for example, during speciation.
A group of species in a phylogenetic tree is monophyletic if all included species are
descendants from a common ancestor to which no other species outside the group can
be traced. Monophyletic groups are also referred to as clades or branches of a
The complete set of organizational properties of an individual. It resembles the
expressed information encoded in the genotype.
A hypothesis about the evolutionary relationships of species expressed in a tree. All
parts of a phylogenetic tree are inferred except the tips, which represent extant species
or fossil remains.