Objective: In this week's lab you will learn how to reconstruct evolutionary relationships. Biologists have experimented with a variety of methods for interpreting who is related to whom, however, many of these methods did not well reflect the process that we believe underlies evolutionary relationships. After reading about the evolution of the methods, you will try your skills on some living plants in the Mesozoic Garden opposite the T. rex, in the Atrium of VLSB.
NOTE: This lab has a considerable "homework" component that MUST be completed before you come to lab this week. If you do not have your data matrix nearly ready, you will not be able to complete the lab work in the time available.