Species delimitation – a geneious plugin for the exploration of species boundaries

Authors


Howard Ross, Fax: +64 (9) 367-7136; E-mail: h.ross@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract

Species Delimitation is a plugin to the Geneious software to support the exploration of species boundaries in a gene tree. The user assigns taxa to putative species and the plugin computes statistics relating to the probability of the observed monophyly or exclusivity having occurred by chance in a coalescent process. It also assesses the within and between species genetic distances to infer the probability with which members of a putative species might be identified successfully with tree-based methods.

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