false branching

false branch·'ing

in bacteriology, the appearance of branching produced when a cell is pushed out of the general line of growth and develops a new line of growth while the remaining cells continue to develop along the original line of growth.
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Trichomes are cylindrical, without sheaths or with fine facultative mucilaginous sheaths, without false branching, usually not constricted at the cross walls.
According to Gary Olsen, a specialist in nucleotide sequence analysis and a colleague of Pace at Indiana University, Lake's algorithm is likely to generate false branching during periods of rapid evolution when "large amounts of background noise can come into play.