Barcoding animal life: cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 divergences among closely related species.

@article{Hebert2003BarcodingAL,
  title={Barcoding animal life: cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 divergences among closely related species.},
  author={Paul D N Hebert and Sujeevan Ratnasingham and Jeremy R. Dewaard},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 Suppl 1},
  pages={S96-9}
}
With millions of species and their life-stage transformations, the animal kingdom provides a challenging target for taxonomy. Recent work has suggested that a DNA-based identification system, founded on the mitochondrial gene, cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI), can aid the resolution of this diversity. While past work has validated the ability of COI sequences to diagnose species in certain taxonomic groups, the present study extends these analyses across the animal kingdom. The results… CONTINUE READING
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