Species delimitation without prior knowledge: DISSECT reveals extensive cryptic speciation in the Silene aegyptiaca complex (Caryophyllaceae).

@article{Toprak2016SpeciesDW,
  title={Species delimitation without prior knowledge: DISSECT reveals extensive cryptic speciation in the Silene aegyptiaca complex (Caryophyllaceae).},
  author={Zeynep Toprak and Bernard E. Pfeil and Graham Jones and Thomas Marcussen and Alaattin Selçuk Ertekin and Bengt Oxelman},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={102},
  pages={1-8}
}
Species delimitation is a major focus of biosystematics. In recent years, considerable progress has been achieved with the development of the multispecies coalescent (MSC) model, where species constitute the branches of the species tree or network. However, researchers are faced with the limitation that the MSC method of choice often requires a priori assignment of individuals to species. This not only introduces subjectivitiy into the analyses, but may also lead to meaningless species tree… CONTINUE READING
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