[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.

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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.


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