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Cryptic Clitellata: Molecular Species Delimitation of Clitellate Worms (Annelida): An Overview

Systematics and Biodiversity, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Box 463, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
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Diversity 2021, 13(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/d13020036
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 14 January 2021 / Accepted: 18 January 2021 / Published: 20 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Diversity of Annelids)
Methods for species delimitation using molecular data have developed greatly and have become a staple in systematic studies of clitellate worms. Here we give a historical overview of the data and methods used to delimit clitellates from the mid-1970s to today. We also discuss the taxonomical treatment of the cryptic species, including the recommendation that cryptic species, as far as possible, should be described and named. Finally, we discuss the prospects and further development of the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA-barcoding; Oligochaeta; cryptic species DNA-barcoding; Oligochaeta; cryptic species
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Martinsson, S.; Erséus, C. Cryptic Clitellata: Molecular Species Delimitation of Clitellate Worms (Annelida): An Overview. Diversity 2021, 13, 36. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13020036

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Martinsson S, Erséus C. Cryptic Clitellata: Molecular Species Delimitation of Clitellate Worms (Annelida): An Overview. Diversity. 2021; 13(2):36. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13020036

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Martinsson, Svante, and Christer Erséus. 2021. "Cryptic Clitellata: Molecular Species Delimitation of Clitellate Worms (Annelida): An Overview" Diversity 13, no. 2: 36. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13020036

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