Phylogenetic Trees | Biological Principles
Terminology of phylogenetic trees. This is a bifurcating tree. The vertical lines, called branches, represent a lineage, and nodes are where they diverge, representing a speciation event from a common ancestor. The trunk at the base of the tree, is actually called the root.The root node represents the most recent common ancestor of all of the taxa represented on the tree.
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