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phenetic

(fĭ-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or designating a system of classification of organisms based on analysis of a large number of quantifiable character traits, without consideration of evolutionary relationships.

phe·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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AFLP analysis of the phenetic organization and genetic diversity in the sugarcane complex, Saccharum and Erianthus.
From these data, we examined intra- and inter-specific divergences and used both phenetic and cladistic procedures to examine relationships among the haplotypes.
Our phenetic tree based on the genetic similarity of mtDNA suggests that some species are polyphyletic, especially A.
The consensus tree of pairwise phenetic [F.sub.ST] indicated a partition of southern and northern populations with a break close to the Sonoma/Mendocino county border.
Phenetic similary patterns of dioecious species of Poa from Argentina y neighboring countries.
These results were used to identify the phenetic clusters obtained by numerical taxonomy using the [S.sub.J]/UPGMA with a similarity level of 74%.
However, phenetic analysis has shown that Tifgreen and Tifdwarf were at least 18 times less stable than Tifday (Caetano-Anolles, 1996, 1998).
Phenetic analyses of the bat subfamily Stenodermatinae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae).
Morphometric analysis: Morphometry analyses find similarities among taxa based on phenetic attributes (continuous characters) in order to determine its relationships (Stuessy 1990).