Immuno-taxonomy and the reconstruction of brachiopod phylogeny

Cohen, B. L. (1995) Immuno-taxonomy and the reconstruction of brachiopod phylogeny. Palaeontology, 37(4), pp. 907-911.




In response to an earlier critique (Cohen 1992), immuno-taxonomy has been defended as providing a timely and practical approach to brachiopod systematics (Curry et al. 1993). Although the concept of applying this methodology to the brachiopod shell is novel and worthwhile, and has the potential importance for palaeobiology, the alternative analysis given here suggests that its practical utility remains highly uncertain because of conceptual and methodological limitations. These limitations cast doubt on, but do not necessarily disprove, systematic relationships inferred from the immuno-taxonomic data (Collins et al. 1991c; (Curry et al. 1991))

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cohen, Dr Bernard
Authors: Cohen, B. L.
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Palaeontology
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1995 Blackwell
First Published:First published in Palaeontology 37(4):907-911
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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