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


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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Penny, D., Foulds, L. & Hendy, M. Testing the theory of evolution by comparing phylogenetic trees constructed from five different protein sequences. Nature 297, 197–200 (1982).

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