Past and future species definitions for Bacteria and Archaea.

@article{RossellMora2015PastAF,
  title={Past and future species definitions for Bacteria and Archaea.},
  author={Ramon Rossell{\'o}-Mora and Rudolf I Amann},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={209-16}
}
Species is the basic unit of biological diversity. However, among the different microbiological disciplines there is an important degree of disagreement as to what this unit may be. In this minireview, we argue that the main point of disagreement is the definition (i.e. the way species are circumscribed by means of observable characters) rather than the concept (i.e. the idea of what a species may be as a unit of biodiversity, the meaning of the patterns of recurrence observed in nature, and… CONTINUE READING
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