Glossary of terms used in Phylogeny Reconstruction.




Uniquely-derivedsee autapomorphy.

UNIX This is an operating system (analogous to Windows or MacOS) with some powerful features such as protected memory and scripting.  UNIX was invented in Berkeley in the early 1970s.  The free UNIX operating system is LINUX.

UPGMA Unweighted Pair-Group Method with Arithmathic Averaging.  This is a method of producing a dendrogram from a distance matrix.  This method was one of the first clustering algorithms and has largely been discarded due to its inability to deal with matrices that are derived from taxa that have evolved at unequal rates.

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