
Glossary of terms used in Phylogeny Reconstruction.G Gstatistic This
is a statistic (calculated by PAUP, if
the exhaustive tree search option
is used) for describing the shape of a histogram. A normallydistributed
histogram has a Gstatistic tending towards zero. A histogram with
a strong skew has a Gstatistic tending towards 1.
Gap This is an alternative
name for an indel position. In
order to align all of the homologous positions in sequences of unequal
lengths it is necessary to introduce gaps into an alignment.
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