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Exploring the Use of Cytochrome Oxidase c Subunit 1 (COI) for DNA Barcoding of Free-Living Marine Nematodes

  • Sofie Derycke mail,

    s.derycke@ugent.be

    Affiliations: Marine Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Centrum for Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Jan Vanaverbeke,

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Annelien Rigaux,

    Affiliations: Marine Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Centrum for Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Thierry Backeljau,

    Affiliations: Joint Experimental Molecular Unit, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, Evolutionary Biology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Tom Moens

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Published: October 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013716
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sofie Derycke, Jan Vanaverbeke, Annelien Rigaux, Tom Moens
Marine Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Sofie Derycke, Annelien Rigaux
Centrum for Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Thierry Backeljau
Joint Experimental Molecular Unit, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Thierry Backeljau
Evolutionary Biology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: s.derycke@ugent.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SD. Performed the experiments: SD JV AR. Analyzed the data: SD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SD TB TM. Wrote the paper: SD TB TM.