founder lineage

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In phylogenetics, an ancestral lineage, often still extant, from which other lineages have risen. The term is usually applied to intraspecific studies of populations and used to describe operational taxonomic units that occur at internal nodes of a phylogenetic tree.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.