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star phylogeny

star phylogeny In a phylogenetic tree, the occurrence of a multifurcation with many short branches connected at the internal node. Such topologies are often inferred to represent a recent population expansion event from a common ancestor (the founder lineage). This is often seen in populations which have undergone a founder effect.

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star phylogeny

star phylogeny In a phylogenetic tree, the occurrence of a multifurcation with many short branches connected at the internal node. Such topologies are often inferred to represent a recent population expansion event from a common ancestor (the founder lineage). This is often seen in populations which have undergone a founder effect.

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"star phylogeny." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 21 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"star phylogeny." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 21, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/star-phylogeny-0