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Phylogenetics and the aptationist program

  • Pierre Deleporte (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 August 2002

The aptationist program includes attempts at sorting adaptations from exaptations, and therefore requires knowledge of historical changes in biological character states (traits) and their effects or functions, particularly for nonoptimal aptations. Phylogenetic inference is a key approach for historical aspects of evolutionary hypotheses, particularly testing evolutionary scenarios, and such “tree-thinking” investigation is directly relevant to the aptationist program.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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