This webpage poses two questions:
Are the morphological and functional characteristics of a genome acquired only from immediately preceding genomes in a lineage? If not, what controls the non-lineage genome acquisitions? Cladograms are graphic illustrations of the pattern of increased diversity and divergence from an implied ancestor to animal forms at the cladogram's tips which in essence represents genomic assembly stages. This webpage critiques the sources of new genome properties during the implied species-to-species sequence which are not accrued from the implied ancestor.