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What is a Clade?

'Is a chicken in the same clade as a dinosaur?': That’s the question that took me on a journey to Mars with NASA looking at rocks. It had me recall playing ’20 questions’ as a child and it reminded me that classifying is one of the skills of a scientist. How do we classify living things? Check out my most recent Gerry’s Gene Scene to learn more about classification schemes from folk taxonomy to cladistics.

 
 
 
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What is a Clade?

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