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Research Article

CO I Barcoding Reveals New Clades and Radiation Patterns of Indo-Pacific Sponges of the Family Irciniidae (Demospongiae: Dictyoceratida)

  • Judith Pöppe,

    Affiliation: Museum für Naturkunde, Department of Malacozoology, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Patricia Sutcliffe,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Australia

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  • John N. A. Hooper,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Australia

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  • Gert Wörheide,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth- and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology & GeoBio-CenterLMU, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Dirk Erpenbeck mail

    erpenbeck@lmu.de

    Affiliation: Department of Earth- and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology & GeoBio-CenterLMU, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: April 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009950
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Judith Pöppe
Museum für Naturkunde, Department of Malacozoology, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Patricia Sutcliffe, John N. A. Hooper
Biodiversity Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Australia
Gert Wörheide, Dirk Erpenbeck
Department of Earth- and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology & GeoBio-CenterLMU, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: erpenbeck@lmu.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GW. Performed the experiments: JP. Analyzed the data: JP PS DE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PS JH. Wrote the paper: JP DE.