The Future of Numerical Methods in Plant Systematics: A Personal Prospect

  • J. McNeill
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 1)


The divergent views of cladists and pheneticists have been a recurrent theme of this meeting. For this reason and also because my contribution on the first day was a phenetic “position paper”, it seems appropriate to try to look at the future role of numerical phenetics and numerical cladistics in plant systematics.


Cladistic Analysis High Taxon Character Selection Basic Taxon Phenetic Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. McNeill
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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