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Biological identifications through DNA barcodes
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It is established that the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) can serve as the core of a global bioidentification system for animals and will provide a reliable, cost–effective and accessible solution to the current problem of species identification. Expand
Critical factors for assembling a high volume of DNA barcodes
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The prospects for establishing high volume DNA barcoding facilities by evaluating key steps in the analytical chain from specimens to barcodes are discussed, with a focus on alliances with members of the taxonomic community. Expand
An inexpensive, automation-friendly protocol for recovering high-quality DNA
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This study presents a silica-based method that is sensitive, inexpensive and compliant with automation that has now been tested on more than 5000 animal specimens with highly positive results. Expand
Prospects for fungus identification using CO1 DNA barcodes, with Penicillium as a test case
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Analysis of patterns of sequence divergences in this gene region for 38 fungal taxa with full CO1 sequences suggested that CO1 could be effective in species recognition, and designed primers for a 545-bp fragment of CO1 and generated sequences for multiple strains from 58 species of Penicillium subgenus Penicilla and 12 allied species. Expand
DNA barcodes for 1/1000 of the animal kingdom
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It is confirmed that a highly effective system for the identification of Lepidoptera in this region can be built with few records per species because of the limited intra-specific variation, and an effective DNA-based identification system can be developed with modest effort. Expand
A DNA ‘Barcode Blitz’: Rapid Digitization and Sequencing of a Natural History Collection
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This study reveals the speed with which DNA barcoding workflows can mobilize biodiversity data, often providing the first web-accessible information for a species, and suggests that existing collections can enable the rapid development of a comprehensive DNA barcode library for the most diverse compartment of terrestrial biodiversity – insects. Expand
Counting animal species with DNA barcodes: Canadian insects
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A newly detailed understanding of species diversity may illuminate processes important in speciation, as suggested by the discovery that the most diverse insect lineages in Canada employ an unusual mode of reproduction, haplodiploidy. Expand
A Transcontinental Challenge — A Test of DNA Barcode Performance for 1,541 Species of Canadian Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera)
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The overall results confirm that DNA barcodes are effective for the identification of Canadian noctuoids and affirms that BINs are a strong proxy for species, providing a pathway for a rapid, accurate estimation of animal diversity. Expand
Probing the relationships of the branchiopod crustaceans.
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To infer the affinities among branchiopods, two approaches to taxon and gene sampling are employed, new sequence data from three genes are presented, and phylogeny reconstruction is utilized, providing support for a number of longstanding hypotheses concerning the relationships among the orders. Expand
Population genetic structure of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer) on wild and farmed salmonids around the Pacific coast of Canada
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The research hypothesis that population genetic structure existed among salmon lice populations collected from diierent geographical regions of British Columbia, Canada, was tested, with the largest sample size possible, and a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) was used. Expand
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