Derived characters are features in organisms that have been modified for specific functions as a result of evolution. They are used in cladistic analysis, which is a method of clas...
In phylogenetics, a synapomorphy is a shared derived character or trait state that
distinguishes a clade from other organisms. In other words, it is an apomorphy ...
Derived characteristics are traits shared by the members of a group of organisms
with many similarities, known as a clade. These characteristics, however, are ...
Shared derived characters are the main evidence for phylogenetic relations. All
the characters shared between species can be divided into three types:.
A derived character is a trait that arose in the most recent common ancestor of a
particular lineage and was passed along to its descendants.
Specifically, we are interested in shared derived characters. A shared character
is one that two lineages have in common, and a derived character is one that ...
apomorphy -- specialized (=derived) characters of an organism. basal group --
The earliest diverging group within a clade; for instance, to hypothesize that ...
Primitive Character = Plesiomorphy. A character which is in the state shared by
the common ancestor of the group. Derived Character = Apomorphy. A character
Examine the sample cladogram, each letter on the diagram points to a derived
character, or something different (or newer) than what was seen in previous ...
Feb 25, 2009 ... Derived characteristic is when the "outgroup" (Distant or Latter group) Don't share
the same characteristics..Meaning that the species obtained ...