phylogenetic species

phylogenetic species

the smallest diagnosable cluster of individual organisms within which there is a parental pattern of ancestry and descent, or the smallest population of self-perpetuating organisms having a unique set of characters. The phylogenetic species concept (PSC) is questioned by the proponents of the biological species concept (BSC); see BIOLOGICAL SPECIES.
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Lactarius volemus sensu lato (Russulales) from northern Thailand: morphological and phylogenetic species concepts explored.
Others call for a phylogenetic species concept that recognizes groups descended from a common ancestor, as evidenced by shared characteristics, such as mammals having fur and mammary glands.
The phylogenetic species concept has led to a better understanding of the lineage of pathogenic fungi, especially for the mitosporic fungi, which have no known sexual stage.
They are known by numerous terms: the morphological species concept, biological species concept, evolutionary species concept, recognition species concept, cohesion species concept, phylogenetic species concept, Greek species concept, tyological species concept, Darwin's species concept, ecological species concept, phenetic species concept, etc.
Populations, genetic variations, and the delimitation of phylogenetic species.
The phylogenetic species concept (sensu Mishler and Theroit): monophyly, apomorphy, and phylogenetic species concepts, pp.
Rather, the changes in numbers are largely the result of applying a phylogenetic species concept, wherein minimally diagnosable ent ities are recognized as valid species.
The chapters on conservation genetics focus on how molecular methods should be used to discover least diagnosable entities, or phylogenetic species, in nature.
In contrast, a phylogenetic species is a diagnosably distinct cluster with a common ancestry and descent (Cracraft 1989).
Individuality, Pluralism, and the Phylogenetic Species Concept.