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clade

 [klād]
a grouping of genetic variants within a single species.
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clade

(klād)
n.
A grouping of organisms made on the basis of their presumed evolutionary history, consisting of a common ancestor and all of its descendants.
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clade

Cladus, subtype Genetics A branch of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor; a single phylogenetic group or line. See Inheritance, Species.
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clade

(klād)
A term denoting all strains derived from a common ancestor. Used to describe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) strains.
[G. klados, branch]
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clade

a group of organisms having a common ancestor - a complete branch of a phylogenetic tree.
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The overall topology was similar to the topology obtained in BI and the topology of the supported clades was similar to both BI and ML results.
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Overall, the expression of clade A FvbZIP genes has different organ specificities, including a functional diversification coupled with the expansion of this gene family in strawberry.
To accomplish this goal, we employed recent and comprehensive phylogenies of the genus Aegla by comparing two clades of closely-related species.