What does HTU mean in Biology?
This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand HTU in the Academic & Science field in general and in the Biology terminology in particular.
Hypothetical Taxonomic Unit
Used in phenetics, phylogenetic systematics, etc, usually in regards to ancestral nodes on a tree or a cladogram. There are also OTUs, or Operational Taxonomic Units, which are the terminal taxa on trees and cladograms [or in relation to phenetics, a neutral term that doesn't refer to any specific grade, like species or genus].
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What does HTU mean?
- hypothetical taxonomic unit(Noun)
- An internal node in phylogenetic analysis; an inferred ancestral organism.