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Re: Rconstructing DNA (was Re: Dino-fuzz found in amber?)



On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 1:23 AM, Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
> So the answer to your first question: "how would you reconstruct what
> was teh ancestral protein"? was given even before you asked it: by
> comparison of the peptide sequences of the descendants. It is done not
> only with protein sequences, but with morphological characters,
> behaviour and a plethora of heritable characters.

And, naturally, outgroups.

[]s,

Roberto Takata