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IIl. Phylogenetic Inference Parsimony Cladogram 1 (5pts) (a) The genus Weedus is represented by four species of small, rapidly growing plants. Previous morphological studies have identified that the species Pseudoweedus kentuckiensis is the sister species Weedus and is an appropriate outgroup for the genus. On a separate piece of paper, draw all of the possible rooted trees of the Genus Weedus with Pseudoweedus as the outgroup. Draw each cladogram with the root at the bottom and the terminal taxa at the top. (b) Dr. G. Mendel sequenced 1000bp of the cytochrome oxidase gene and found ten variable sites (listed below). Use these data to determine which of the phylogenetic hypotheses from (a) is the most parsimonious given the data below. Identify on each tree where each of the substitutions occurred. W. vulgaris W. major W. albis W. delaneyi P. kentuckiensisTGGTACA CGT 1 2 34 5 6 78 9 10 GAG CATA T G T CAG CATA CG C TAGTGTA CA T CAGTGTGCGT
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