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Molecular species identification of Central European ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) using nuclear rDNA expansion segments and DNA barcodes
The results confirm that the analysed nuclear ribosomal expansion segments in combination constitute a valuable and efficient supplement for classical DNA barcoding to avoid potential pitfalls when only mitochondrial data are being used. Expand
Pholcid spider molecular systematics revisited, with new insights into the biogeography and the evolution of the group
It is suggested that both adaptive and non‐adaptive speciation may have played an important role in the diversification of pholcid lineages and in several previously problematic cases molecular and morphological data are converging towards a single hypothesis. Expand
Phylogeny in cryptic weevils: molecules, morphology and new genera of western Palaearctic Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera : Curculionidae)
The results of this study show the need for molecular tools within this morphologically cryptic group of weevils and provide a scaffold based on which genus assignment can be tested. Expand
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Data Portal
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) was formed in 2011 with the principal aim of making high-quality well-documented and vouchered collections that store DNA or tissue samples ofExpand
Molecular taxonomy in pholcid spiders (Pholcidae, Araneae): evaluation of species identification methods using CO1 and 16S rRNA
It is proposed that box plots rather than histograms are the superior tool for graphically illustrating taxonomic signal and that the median is a more appropriate measure of central tendency than the mean and it is concluded that 16S is better suited to taxonomy than CO1. Expand
Towards a DNA Barcode Reference Database for Spiders and Harvestmen of Germany
The overwhelming majority of species could be readily identified through DNA barcoding: median distances between closest species lay around 9% in spiders and 13% in harvestmen, while in 95% of the cases, intraspecific distances were below 2.5%. Expand
How to tackle the molecular species inventory for an industrialized nation-lessons from the first phase of the German Barcode of Life initiative GBOL (2012-2015).
The GBOL project, a consortium of natural history collections, botanic gardens, and universities working on a barcode reference database for Germany's fauna and flora, finds that validating taxon lists to serve as a taxonomic backbone is time-consuming but without alternative. Expand
Exploring diversity in cryptorhynchine weevils (Coleoptera) using distance-, character- and tree-based species delineation.
The initially low match between morphospecies and the different molecular species delineation methods in this case study shows the necessity of combining the output of various methods in an integrative approach. Expand
High level of endemism in Haiti's last remaining forests: a revision of Modisimus (Araneae: Pholcidae) on Hispaniola, using morphology and molecules.
Phylogenetic analysis indicates that most of these species together represent a species group that is restricted to the paleogeographically distinct southern ‘paleoisland’, and that is otherwise known neither from Hispaniola nor from any other island. Expand
Trends in Biobanking: A Bibliometric Overview.
Analyzing the most common title words revealed a strong focus on blood banking, but other biospecimen types-especially seeds, cells, and tissues-have been gaining increasing weight recently, and a third of all publications in biobanking focus on organisms other than humans. Expand