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Need morphology always be required for new species descriptions?

Cook, Lynette Gai; Edwards, R.D.; Crisp, Michael; Hardy, N.B.

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Despite the widespread and common use of DNA-sequence data to estimate phylogenies, support or contest classifications, and identify species using barcodes, they are not commonly used as the primary or sole source of data for describing species. This is possibly due to actual or perceived pressure from peers to include morphology as the primary source of data for species descriptions. We find no compelling evidence to exclude DNA-only descriptions, or to insist that morphology always be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62094
Source: Invertebrate Systematics
DOI: 10.1071/IS10011

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