Universität Rostock, 2016
Abstract: This thesis examines the applicability of phylogenetic methods within the macroalgae Characeae (Streptophyta) and Fucus (Phaeophyceae). Both groups are used as bioindicators for the European Water Framework Directive. Currently occurring problems in species delimination should be solved based on comparative phenetic and phylogenetic analyses. Levels of discrimination vary greatly among studied groups.
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