Phylogenetics and the origin of species.

@article{Avise1997PhylogeneticsAT,
  title={Phylogenetics and the origin of species.},
  author={John C. Avise and Kurt Wollenberg},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 15},
  pages={
          7748-55
        }
}
  • J. Avise, K. Wollenberg
  • Published 22 July 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
A recent criticism that the biological species concept (BSC) unduly neglects phylogeny is examined under a novel modification of coalescent theory that considers multiple, sex-defined genealogical pathways through sexual organismal pedigrees. A competing phylogenetic species concept (PSC) also is evaluated from this vantage. Two analytical approaches are employed to capture the composite phylogenetic information contained within the braided assemblages of hereditary pathways of a pedigree: (i… 
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