Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- A procedure for reconstructing the most parsimonious sequence of character state change (most parsimonious reconstruction, MPR) on a cladogram by minimizing an optimality criterion. See also Camin-Sokal optimization, Dollo optimization, Fitch optimization, generalized optimization, Wagner optimization.
- Kitching, I. J., Forey, P. L. Humphries, C. J. & Williams, D. M. 1998. Cladistics, 2nd ed.: the Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis. -xii + 228 pp. Oxford University Press, New York.