In scientific terms, phylogeny is the evolutionary history and relationship of an organism or group of organisms. A phylogeny describes the organism's relationships, such as from which organisms it may have evolved, or to which species it is most closely related. Scientists must collect accurate information that allows them to make evolutionary connections among organisms. It is a highly dynamic field of biology because phylogenetic modeling concepts are constantly changing as new information is collected. Over the last several decades, new research has challenged scientists’ ideas about how organisms are related.
Ohio TAG Natural and Physical Sciences (OSC) Standards
Core OSC003 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete a Biology I Course
Standard: Describe representative historical developments and perspectives in biology, including contributions of significant figures and underrepresented groups and
the evolution of theories in biology.