A critique of prokaryotic species concepts


By jpeza - Posted on 17 Noviembre 2010

Fecha Publicación: 
1 Ene 2009
Datos del paper
Autor Principal: 
Thane Papke R.
Volumen: 
532
Página Inicial: 
379
Página Final: 
395.
Abstract: 

Developments in DNA sequencing and population genetics analyses have
revealed unanticipated complexity in prokaryotic variation. The
observation that genetic traits are horizontally inherited at unexpected
rates within and between closely related asexually reproducing lineages
impacts our comprehension of prokaryotic evolution and ecology. As a
result, the concepts that point to species as being discrete clusters or
monophyletic lineages are at odds with most of the data, suggesting
that taxon circumscription can only proceed by informed compromise,
pragmatism, and subjectivity.

Dirección del Autor: 

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

Keywords: 
prokaryotic variation
PUBMED: 
19271197
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