[Coral-List] Molecular delimitation of species

Jean-François Flot jean-francois.flot at fundp.ac.be
Tue Oct 18 07:31:27 EDT 2011

Dear all,

Those of you interested in taxonomy and molecular delimitation of 
species may want to check my latest article on Stylophora published a 
few days ago in BMC Ecology [1]. A more detailed presentation of the 
haploweb approach I used can be found in my previous article on 
Pocillopora from Clipperton Island [2].

[1] Flot J-F, Blanchot J, Charpy L, Cruaud C, Licuanan W, Nakano Y, 
Payri C, Tillier S: Incongruence between morphotypes and genetically 
delimited species in the coral genus Stylophora: phenotypic plasticity, 
morphological convergence, morphological stasis or interspecific 
hybridization? BMC Ecology 2011, 11:22.

[2] Flot J-F, Couloux A, Tillier S: Haplowebs as a graphical tool for 
delimiting species: a revival of Doyle's "field for recombination" 
approach and its application to the coral genus Pocillopora in 
Clipperton. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:372.

Best regards,

Jean-François Flot, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Namur
Rue de Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur, Belgium

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