The Strepsiptera problem: phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology.
Phylogenetic relationships among the holometabolous insect orders were inferred from cladistic analysis of nucleotide sequences of 18S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and 28S rDNA and morphological characters.
The Phylogeny of the Extant Hexapod Orders
A well‐resolved and robust cladogram of ordinal relationships is produced with the topology of crustacea.
The perils of DNA barcoding and the need for integrative taxonomy.
In the debate that accompany this article, Will and Hebert respond to 10 questions selected by the PEET audience, the promise of DNA barcoding for taxonomy is described as a useful tool for taxonomists.
AN AMPLIFICATION OF THE PHYLOGENETIC SPECIES CONCEPT
The compatibility of the phylogenetic species concept with various biological needs for species and its use at the exclusion of alternative species concepts are discussed.
Taxonomic triage and the poverty of phylogeny.
- Q. Wheeler
- BiologyPhilosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
- 29 April 2004
Clarity of vision and courage of purpose are needed from individual taxonomists and natural history museums to bring about this evolution of taxonomy into the information age.
Taxonomy: Impediment or Expedient?
In the face of the biodiversity crisis, the need for urgency could not be greater and the time is right to re-envisage taxonomy as large-scale international science.
Species concepts and phylogenetic theory : a debate
Monophyly, Apomorphy, and Phylogenetic Species Concepts: A Critique from "the" Phylagenetic Species Concept Perspective, by Brent D. Wheeler and Norman I. Platnick.
The illogical basis of phylogenetic nomenclature
The role of natural kinds in scientific practice and the nature of definitions and scientific classifications is reviewed, and current views on natural kinds and their definitions under a scientific realist perspective provide grounds for rejecting the class versus individual dichotomy altogether.
The intellectual content of taxonomy: a comment on DNA taxonomy