Identification of polymorphic species within groups of morphologically conservative taxa: combining morphological and molecular techniques
Identification of small species with high levels of intra-specific polymorphism within groups of inter-specific morphologically-conservative taxa, presents numerous obstacles for biodiversity and ecological studies. This is particularly true for deep-sea studies that often reveal a great number of species but only few numbers of specimens. It is here proposed to deal with such cases by extrapolating information obtained from highly detailed baseline studies. Such baseline studies should include information about sexual and ontogenetic variation and should include a combination of both morphological and molecular techniques.
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Kim Larsen, Elsa Froufe, Identification of polymorphic species within groups of morphologically conservative taxa: combining morphological and molecular techniques, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 301-305.