star phylogeny

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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 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.