Figure 3.

Schematic representation of work protocols in taxonomy. Workflow in (a) integrative taxonomy by congruence and (b) by cumulation; (c) work protocol to define Unconfirmed Candidate Species (UCS), Confirmed Candidate Species (CCS) and Deep Conspecific Lineages (DCL) in an automated approach that starts with DNA barcoding [8]; and (d) a general work protocol for integrative taxonomy proposed here that combines advantages of cumulative and congruence approaches. Increasing black color intensity in a-d represents increasing uncertainty about species status and the need of a more thorough evaluation of data.

Padial et al. Frontiers in Zoology 2010 7:16   doi:10.1186/1742-9994-7-16
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