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