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jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,16:36   

Quote (BWE @ June 29 2007,15:45)
jeanot, Question:

Did my comments make sense to you and is that a reconcilable issue?

If morphology doesn't match molecular data, nothing need be done in order to reconcile the two.
But convergence (homoplasy) in sequence data, when using basal metabolism genes such as 16S rRNA, being much less likely than convergence in morphological traits, molecular markers are clearly posited as the accurate tool for phylogenetic analysis.

The only issue that need to be solved is inaccurate identification. Placing a taxon in the phylogenetic tree is pointless if one cannot identify it in nature without a risk of mistake.

  
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