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Cretaceous Stratigraphy of Central Andes of Peru
Cretaceous facies in Peru commonly fall into a lower, mainly clastic, group of formations and an upper group consisting of limestones, dolomites and shales. The clastic formations are largelyExpand
Integration of DNA barcoding into an ongoing inventory of complex tropical biodiversity
Adding DNA barcoding to the inventory of the caterpillars, their food plants and parasitoids in northwestern Costa Rica has substantially improved the quality and depth of the inventory, and greatly multiplied the number of situations requiring further taxonomic work for resolution. Expand
DNA barcodes for insects.
This chapter details means of efficiently obtaining barcodes along two general streams: rapid barcode assembly to populate the library and retrieval of barcodes from highly prized specimens, but also emphasizes organization and collection of the barcode collaterals. Expand
Preying on commercial fisheries and accumulating paralytic shellfish toxins: a dietary analysis of invasive Dosidicus gigas (Cephalopoda Ommastrephidae) stranded in Pacific Canada
Though it cannot be concluded that PSTs were the definitive cause of the strandings, these findings are the first report of PSTs in D. gigas. Expand
Assessing the Value of DNA Barcodes and Other Priority Gene Regions for Molecular Phylogenetics of Lepidoptera
An approach to assessing the value of gene regions prior to the initiation of new studies is introduced and empirical results to help guide future selections are presented to avoid wasted effort producing partially informative data. Expand
Compositional heterogeneity in true bug mitochondrial phylogenomics.
This study shows the power of the site-heterogeneous mixture models for resolving phylogenetic relationships with Heteroptera and provides one more case showing that model adequacy is critical for accurate tree reconstruction in mitochondrial phylogenomics. Expand
When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? An assessment using sphingid moths
The results suggest that barcode reference libraries can be useful for higher taxon assignments long before they achieve complete species coverage, and if no genus match is available the query can nevertheless be assigned to a subfamily with high accuracy regardless of library completeness. Expand
Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding bats roosting in an urban cave
The main objective of this study was to examine the diet of the nectarivorous bat, E. spelaea, roosting in an urban cave at Batu Caves, Peninsular Malaysia by identifying the plant material present in the faeces of bats using DNA metabarcoding. Expand
Building a DNA Barcode Reference Library for the True Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Peninsula Malaysia: What about the Subspecies?
This study demonstrates the value in attaching subspecies names to DNA barcode records as they can reveal a history of taxonomic concepts and expose important units of biodiversity. Expand