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A universal DNA mini-barcode for biodiversity analysis

Isabelle Meusnier1, Gregory AC Singer2, Jean-François Landry3, Donal A Hickey4, Paul DN Hebert1 and Mehrdad Hajibabaei1*

Author Affiliations

1 Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada

2 Human Cancer Genetics Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH 43210, USA

3 Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

4 Department of Biology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6, Canada

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BMC Genomics 2008, 9:214  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-214

Published: 12 May 2008

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Specimens used in this study.

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Mini-barcodes of 130 bp can be PCR amplified from the majority of specimens using a single universal primer set for all major eukaryotic lineages.

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