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M. Alex Smith
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  • Guelph, Ontario
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  • Anibal  H. Castillo
  • Dirk Steinke
  • Michael Raupach
  • Kris Jett

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University of Guelph
Researcher/Faculty member
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation
I’m involved in or interested in the following iBOL Working Groups
WG1.5 Agricultural and Forestry Pests and Their Parasitoids, WG1.9 Terrestrial Bio-Surveillance, WG1.10 Polar Life, WG2.2 Museum Life, WG4.1 Environmental Barcoding
Keywords about my barcoding projects (separate each choice with a comma)
Formicidae, community ecology, evolution, taxonomy, systematics, parasitoid, co-evolution, co-diversification, food web, endosymbiont,
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, Museum work/specimen curation, Labwork/generating barcode sequences, Management of barcode data, Analysis of barcode data, Using barcode data in taxonomy/systematic biology, Using barcode data for other applications, Organizing/managing barcoding projects

M. Alex Smith's Blog

Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments

A paper that myself and 28 co-authors have been working on for the past several years, “Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects: Patterns, Potential, and Problems” came out late last week in PLoSONE (7(5): e36514).  In it, we examine the extent to which COI sequences from Wolbachia can be detected in routine insect DNA barcoding. We further assessed the impact of Wolbachia upon…


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