Presentation on theme: "Simple & Ambitious! AdvocatesOpposition ID all species Discover new species Speed up IDs Revitalize biological collections Wont work Destroy traditional."— Presentation transcript:
Trends in Ecology & Evolution Feb. 2003. Vol. 18, Iss. 2 3 of these 5 are the most downloaded papers in TREE 1. Taxonomy: renaissance or Tower of Babel? Jim Mallet et al 4. A plea for DNA taxonomy Tautz et al 5. The encyclopedia of life Edward Wilson
Propositions to vote on: i) Should we devote resources towards sequencing a reference collection of specimens for the development a DNA barcoding system? [Yes, No, or Abstain] ii) Should DNA sequences play a primary role in the discovery of new species? [Yes, No, or Abstain] Vote before and after the debate!