What is the morphological approach?


* differentiation of a morphological structure is described as a function of filament ontogeny and cytological modification, and structures seen in different taxa, are compared for similarities and differences at each stage of the development

* it's the exact sequence of events leading to the fruiting body (carposporophyte or cystocarp), that enables us to evaluate the evolutionary significance of these events by comparing them to the situation found in other taxa

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