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Nature 297, 197 - 200 (20 May 1982); doi:10.1038/297197a0

Testing the theory of evolution by comparing phylogenetic trees constructed from five different protein sequences

David Penny*, L. R. Foulds & M. D. Hendy

*Department of Botany and Zoology, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Operations Research, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

The theory of evolution predicts that similar phylogenetic trees should be obtained from different sets of character data. We have tested this prediction using sequence data for 5 proteins from 11 species. Our results are consistent with the theory of evolution.

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