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Trends Genet. 2000 May;16(5):227-31.

Homology a personal view on some of the problems.

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA.


There are many problems relating to defining the terminology used to describe various biological relationships and getting agreement on which definitions are best. Here, I examine 15 terminological problems, all of which are current, and all of which relate to the usage of homology and its associated terms. I suggest a set of definitions that are intended to be totally consistent among themselves and also as consistent as possible with most current usage.

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