I’m still contemplating how best to show the relationships in my work. I’m convinced a phylogenetic tree is in order here because it is important for me to show species derivatives in my work. Although I’m not convinced that the evolution from Response 1.1 & Response 1.2 to become the remainder of the series is evident in my set-up here. I’m not convinced this is right at all; this is where I need the advice of a biologist.
The other alternative is a traditional, rather than biological, family tree. Here Response 1.1 & Response 1.2 are clearly the parents of the remainder of the series. The parental order of the daughters and subsequent clones is also evident. But then this seems too simple. These are not simple families of similar beings from a similar species. Response 1.1 & Response 1.2 are not of the same species at all. There is definitely an evolution at play here between the top line and the second line of the family tree. This is not obvious at all from this traditional set-up.
Am I over-complicating a situation because I want the situation to be complex?