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Defining terms related to evolution and cladistics

I need help with question # 2, 5, and 6. For number 5, I need an explaination for the reason for each number and for number 6 I would prefer a chart.

2. The definition of a species varies among different schools of thought, discuss (compare and contrast), two concepts.

5. Using the information you hgave gained, arrange the following hypothetical organisma is a cladistic tree. At each branch describe traits specific to each monophylyl.

6. Write a chart or paragraph describing the classification, primitive and derived characteristics, homologies, and potential convergent evolution.

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I need help with question # 2, 5, and 6. For number 5, i need an explaination for the reason for each number and for number 6 i would prefer a chart.

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2. The definition of species varies among different schools of thought, discuss (compare and contrast), to concepts.

The idea of the species is the principal unit of evolution and thus to appropriately answer this question you need to look at the history of evolution. Different schools of thought about species manly arise from the development of different techniques to describe and identify organisms. For example, in the 1800's there was a surge in science of comparative morphology as a means to define species, whereas presently genetics are the main means by which species are defined.
I would start by reading the section on your text on evolution and species. If you covered any specific definitions in your course you should make ...

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In this solution I explain the variety of ways organisms can be organized into species. I also review cladistics and important terms related to the study of organizing organisms by ancestry (such as derived characteristics and convergent evolution).

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