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Parsimony analysis of unaligned sequence data: some clarifications

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Author(s):
Jairo Ospina-Sarria, Jhon [1] ; Cabra-Garcia, Jimmy [2, 1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Valle, Dept Biol, Cali 25360 - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CLADISTICS; v. 34, n. 5, p. 574-577, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

De Laet (2015) claimed that minimization of ad hoc hypotheses of homoplasy does not lead to a preference for trivial optimizations when analysing unaligned sequence data, as claimed by Wheeler (2012; see also Kluge and Grant, 2006). In addition, De Laet asserted that Kluge and Grant's (2006) parsimony rationale is internally inconsistent in terms of Baker's (2003) theoretical framework. We argue that De Laet used extraneous presuppositions to critique Wheeler's position and, as such, his criticism should be considered cautiously in terms of its scope. Finally, we demonstrate that considering Kluge and Grant's parsimony rationale as inconsistent rests on De Laet's misunderstanding of the ideographic character concept and the consequences of relating it to Baker's rationale. (C) The Willi Hennig Society 2017. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/20262-0 - Systematics and evolution of the orb-weaving spider genus Wagneriana Cambridge, 1904 (Araneae: Araneidae)
Grantee:Jimmy Jair Cabra Garcia
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/10000-5 - A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of amphibian diversification
Grantee:Taran Grant
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/03585-2 - Phylogenetic analysis of direct-developing frogs (Anura, Terrarana, Craugastoridae)
Grantee:Jhon Jairo Ospina Sarria
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/04437-2 - Exploring the morphological phylogenetic signal: a case study in the orb-weaving spider genus Wagneriana F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1904 (Araneae: Araneidae)
Grantee:Jimmy Jair Cabra Garcia
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/25070-0 - The importance of integrating morphological and molecular evidence into phylogenetic analyses of the frog Family Craugastoridae (Anura: Brachycephaloidea)
Grantee:Jhon Jairo Ospina Sarria
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate