One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The branch of biology that deals with phylogenesis.Compare with ontogeny
- ‘Therefore it was important to clarify the theoretical foundations of both phylogeny and systematics.’
- ‘In addition to ecology, phylogeny may also influence life history parameters.’
- ‘Phylogenetics, the science of phylogeny, is one part of the larger field of systematics, which also includes taxonomy.’
- ‘In both cases, alterations of developmental timing produce parallels between ontogeny and phylogeny.’
- ‘The correlation between molecular phylogeny and biogeography is close.’
- 1.1another term for phylogenesis
- ‘Basic questions such as the chromosomal evolution or the phylogeny of these living fossils are still unresolved.’
- ‘The phylogeny of Rex3 diverges significantly from the classical fish phylogeny.’
- ‘Here we use gene genealogies to investigate the phylogeny of recent speciation in the heliconiine butterflies.’
- ‘The phylogeny of archaeans is based on molecular sequences in their DNA.’
- ‘If this is indeed so, then symbiont phylogeny should roughly correlate with host phylogeny.’
Late 19th century: from Greek phulon, phulē ‘race, tribe’ + -geny.
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