Round 2- Bio Class Lecture on Phylogenetics -Quiz
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Round 2- Bio Class Lecture on Phylogenetics -Quiz

Test your knowledge of evolutionary biology with this quiz! Explore different methods used to infer evolutionary relationships and learn about the most commonly used data in modern studies. Identify the type of traits seen in species due to a shared recent common ancestor.

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What type of data can be used to infer evolutionary relationships by comparing the phenotypes of organisms?

Morphological data

Which method is NOT used to infer evolutionary relationships?

Radiometric dating

Which type of traits are seen in species because they share a recent common ancestor?

Homologous traits

Radiometric dating is the most commonly used data for inferring evolutionary relationships today.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Analogous traits are seen in species because they share a recent common ancestor.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Linnaeus also classified mythological creatures in addition to real organisms.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which method is most commonly used today to infer evolutionary relationships by comparing the DNA sequences of organisms?

<p>Molecular data</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of traits are seen in species because they share a recent common ancestor?

<p>Homologous traits</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Linnaeus also classify in addition to real organisms?

<p>Mythological creatures</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which method is NOT used to infer evolutionary relationships?

<p>Radiometric dating</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of data can be used to infer evolutionary relationships by comparing the phenotypes of organisms?

<p>Morphological data</p> Signup and view all the answers

Homoplastic traits are features that are similar between different species

<p>both A and C</p> Signup and view all the answers

Homologous traits result from shared ancestry.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Homoplastic traits arise independently between species exposed to similar pressures; similarities are not due to a recent common ancestor.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Both homologous traits and homoplastic traits can be used to describe similarities between organisms.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

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