Summary: Molecular Ecology (2006) 15, 34813482 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.02979.x
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When is a hybrid a hybrid? A counter-reply to Wallace et al.
CAROLYN R. ENGEL,* CLAIRE DAGUIN* and ESTER A. SERRÃO
*Equipe Evolution et Génétique des Populations Marines, UMR CNRS/UPMC 7144, LIA `DIAMS', Station Biologique de Roscoff, B.P.
74, Place Georges Teissier, 29682 ROSCOFF cedex, France, CCMAR-Centre of Marine Sciences, FCMA, Universidade do Algarve,
Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
In a reply to a brief citation of their paper (Wallace et al.
2004), Wallace et al. (2006) re-analyse their data using the
same methods as we did (Engel et al. 2005) to conclude
again that an ecad of the brown alga Fucus sp., which
occurs only in a particular type of habitat, was a hybrid.
While we wholly agree that the ecad individuals
(called `muscoides-like') may be putative hybrids, their
conclusions were -- and remain -- confounded with other,
alternative explanations. Here, in response to their Reply
(Wallace et al. 2006), we wish to clarify our reservations