Concepts in protistology: species definitions and boundaries.

  title={Concepts in protistology: species definitions and boundaries.},
  author={J. B{\"o}nigk and Marc Ereshefsky and Kerstin Hoef-Emden and James Mallet and David Bass},
  journal={European journal of protistology},
  volume={48 2},
This paper summarises the Symposium 'Concepts in Protistology', during the VI European Congress of Protistology, Berlin, 25-29 July 2011. There is an increasing focus on cataloguing the number of species on earth, species barcoding initiatives, and the increasing need to reconcile molecular with morphological data in protists within a taxonomic framework. We identify several obstructions to defining species in protists, including the high incidence of asexuality, high levels of both… CONTINUE READING

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