We show that joint multivariate analyses of leaf morphological characters and molecular-genetic markers improve the taxonomic assignment in hybridizing European white oaks. However, model-based approaches using genetic data alone represent straightforward alternatives to laborious, detailed morphological assessments.
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Rellstab C, Bühler A, Graf R, Folly C, Gugerli F (2016) Using joint multivariate analyses of leaf morphology and molecular-genetic markers for taxon identification in three hybridizing European white oak species (Quercus spp.). Ann For Sci 73:669–679. doi: 10.1007/s13595-016-0552-7.