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    Hello there
    I need some help on the use of DNA base sequencing in classifying plants as the way my textbook explains it rather confusing IMO

    Can spmeone please break it down for me and put it on simple language for me please I'm really bad at biology

    Here's the link

    http://i.imgur.com/sWPuyTf.jpg

    I get the first paragraph but after that its just confusing...

    Thanks!!


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    (Original post by Malteserz)
    Hello there
    I need some help on the use of DNA base sequencing in classifying plants as the way my textbook explains it rather confusing IMO

    Can spmeone please break it down for me and put it on simple language for me please I'm really bad at biology

    Here's the link

    http://i.imgur.com/sWPuyTf.jpg

    I get the first paragraph but after that its just confusing...

    Thanks!!


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    In future could you rotate the image - its easier to do that than it is for me to rotate my head
    Basically, they picked 565 species of plants, so that all the subgroups of plants were represented.
    They found 3 genes present in all plants and sequenced these in the lab.
    A phylogenetic tree (basically a fancy word for a family tree => but on an evolutionary scale.) it shows the relationships between the different species and groups of plants. This tree shows them what evolved into what and when.
    Example of a phylogenetic tree.
 
 
 
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