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DNA barcoding reveals diversity of Hymenoptera and the dominance of parasitoids in a sub-arctic environment

Julie K Stahlhut1*, José Fernández-Triana14, Sarah J Adamowicz1, Matthias Buck5, Henri Goulet4, Paul DN Hebert1, John T Huber34, Mark T Merilo1, Cory S Sheffield6, Thomas Woodcock2 and M Alex Smith1

Author Affiliations

1 Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

2 School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

3 Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

4 Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

5 Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB, Canada

6 Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK, Canada

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BMC Ecology 2013, 13:2  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-2

Published: 26 January 2013

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Additional file 1:

Supplementary lists and tables for Churchill Hymenoptera collection. This is an Excel file (.xlsx) with multiple worksheets. Worksheet index below: Sheet 1: Specimen records for complete Churchill collection. Sheet 2: Specimen records for Churchill 2010 subcollection. Sheet 3: Primers used for amplification of Hymenoptera sequences at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding.Sheet 4: jMOTU outputs for complete Churchill collection for cutoffs of 1%-3%. Sheet 5: Comparisons of sequence length effects on jMOTU results for cutoff values of 1-10% divergence (relative to 658 bp). Sheet 6: Parasitoid taxa of Churchill and their presumed hosts. Sheet 7: Shared species and similarity results for all pairs among the 12 sampled sites in the Churchill 2010 collection. Sheet 8: Descriptions of the 12 sample sites in the Churchill 2010 collection.

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