Ancestral character state
ancestral character state
Glossary of "Evolution (4th ed.)" by Futuyma & Kirkpatrick (2017)
- An evolutionarily older character state, relative to another (derived) state that has evolved from it in one or more lineages.
- Futuyma, D. J. & Kirkpatrick, M. 2017. Evolution, 4th ed. -xviii + 602 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.