operational taxonomic unit

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operational taxonomic unit ‎(plural operational taxonomic units)

  1. A terminal node in phylogenetic analysis; an organism.

External nodes: things under comparison; operational taxonomic units

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ReferencesEdit

  • D. Graur and W. Li, Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution, Second Edition (2000)
  • T.A. Brown, Genomes, Third Edition (2007)
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