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A species or higher monophyletic taxon that is examined in the course of a phylogenetic study to determine which of two homologous character states may be inferred to be apomorphic. The most critical outgroup comparison involves the sister group of the taxon under study. Compare with sister group.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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