[Taxacom] describing species based on DNA sequences alone

Dilrukshan Wijesinghe dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 15 07:22:30 CST 2017


 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } The organism - which interacts with its environment and in turn is influenced by its environment (biotic & abiotic) - is the PHENOTYPE. When an organism is described it should always be the phenotype that is described (morphological, behavioral). If DNA sequences (e.g. DNA "barcode") accompany a description based on the phenotype that would be very useful but should never -  IMHO - be considered an alternative to phenotype based descriptions.
Priyantha 


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On Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:10 AM, Karla Shikev <karlashikev at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I'm looking for instances of animal species that have been described based
on DNA sequences alone.

I'd also be very interested in your opinion about this issue.

Sincerely,

Karla
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