Integrating molecular and morphological approaches for characterizing parasite cryptic species: implications for parasitology.

@article{Nadler2011IntegratingMA,
  title={Integrating molecular and morphological approaches for characterizing parasite cryptic species: implications for parasitology.},
  author={Steven A. Nadler and Gerardo P{\'e}rez-Ponce de Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={138 13},
  pages={1688-709}
}
Herein we review theoretical and methodological considerations important for finding and delimiting cryptic species of parasites (species that are difficult to recognize using traditional systematic methods). Applications of molecular data in empirical investigations of cryptic species are discussed from an historical perspective, and we evaluate advantages and disadvantages of approaches that have been used to date. Developments concerning the theory and practice of species delimitation are… CONTINUE READING
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