Journal article

DNA taxonomy in morphologically plastic taxa: Algorithmic species delimitation in the Boodlea complex (Chlorophyta: Cladophorales)

Frederik Leliaert, Heroen Verbruggen, Brian Wysor, Olivier De Clerck

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2009

University of Melbourne Researchers


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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Eric Coppejans, Barrett Brooks, Stefano Draisma, Suzanne Fredericq, Wiebe Kooistra, Diane and Mark Littler, Jeanine Olsen, Willem Prud'homme van Reine, Wytze Stam and John West for collecting specimens or providing cultures. We are grateful to Caroline Vlaeminck for generating the sequence data. We thank Timothy Barraclough for providing the script implementing the GMYC model fitting. Matthias Wolf is acknowledged for confirming the aberrant RNA secondary structure of the ITS2. Phylogenetic analyses were carried out on the KERMIT computing cluster (Ghent University). Funding was provided by FWO-Flanders (research grants G.0142.05 and, and post-doctoral fellowship grants to FL, HV and ODC). BW was supported by a United States Information Agency Fulbright Fellowship and a Louisiana Board of Regents Doctoral Fellowship. Additional support was provided by a Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grant in Marine Environmental History from the Marine Conservation Biology Institute and DOE grant DEFG02-997ER122220 awarded to Suzanne Fredericq. The Smithsonian Tropical Research institute provided laboratory facilities and equipment as well as administrative support.