Phylogenetic Classification at Generic Level in the Absence of Distinct Phylogenetic Patterns of Phenotypical Variation: A Case Study in Graphidaceae (Ascomycota)

@article{Parnmen2012PhylogeneticCA,
  title={Phylogenetic Classification at Generic Level in the Absence of Distinct Phylogenetic Patterns of Phenotypical Variation: A Case Study in Graphidaceae (Ascomycota)},
  author={S. Parnmen and R. L{\"u}cking and H. T. Lumbsch},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
  • S. Parnmen, R. Lücking, H. T. Lumbsch
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Molecular phylogenies often reveal that taxa circumscribed by phenotypical characters are not monophyletic. While re-examination of phenotypical characters often identifies the presence of characters characterizing clades, there is a growing number of studies that fail to identify diagnostic characters, especially in organismal groups lacking complex morphologies. Taxonomists then can either merge the groups or split taxa into smaller entities. Due to the nature of binomial nomenclature, this… CONTINUE READING
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