a phylogenetic tree
This web page will construct a phylogenetic tree of the creatures you
select below. It will use the DNA sequences
The New Zealand Cyatheaceae (Tree Fern) is a relatively unstudied group of plants. Classification of Cyatheaceae Species in New Zealand is a contentious issue. Currently, classification is based on a number of varying morphological characters. The classification system used to classify species of Cyatheaceae seems to be based almost completely on the preference of the Author, rather than an accepted classification system.
In this workspace, you have been provided a number of Nucleic Acid sequences from Cyatheaceae species, in addition to sequences of related species. These sequences are from various loci, and can possibly be used to create a new Classification system for New Zealand Cyatheaceae.
Does the molecular data support a current classification system?
This Phylogenetic Problem was created by:
Allan Wilson Center
with thanks to:
The Royal Society of New Zealand and
BioQUEST, Beloit College