phenetics


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

phenetics

(fĭ-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A phenetic system of taxonomic classification.

phe·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
(2010) used phenetic analysis of morphological data from an experimental field in the Saint Petersburg Region of Russia and 19 nuclear microsatellites, to study 238 landraces of all cultivated species from the VIR germplasm collection.
numerical phylogenetics (phenetics), the latter resurrected and given
Homology and homologues, cladistics and phenetics: 150
"phenetic" phase (Sokal & Sheath, 1963; Sneath &
Phenetic variation and habitat differences in Gasterosteus populations of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Phenetic monitoring of populations of the northern red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus Pall.) in the zone of the eastern Ural radioactive trace.
* Phenetics--a method of classification by which similarity is determined by considering phenetic characters (characters responsible for an entity's appearance).
Phenetic characters comprise those responsible for appearance and are selected without regard to evolutionary history.
Take this moment to further discuss phenotypic plasticity and the notion that quality characters are reliable in their nature and usually not phenetic. You could suggest that colors may be uninformative by using the example that yellow and orange M & M'S[R] Peanut Butter look similar to REESE'S PIECES in valid characters (candy coating, peanut butter), but only the M & M'S[R] retain chocolate.