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Research Article

Barcoding a Quantified Food Web: Crypsis, Concepts, Ecology and Hypotheses

  • M. Alex Smith mail,

    salex@uoguelph.ca

    Affiliation: Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Eldon S. Eveleigh,

    Affiliations: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Population Ecology Group, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Kevin S. McCann,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark T. Merilo,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Peter C. McCarthy,

    Affiliation: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Kathleen I. Van Rooyen

    Affiliation: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Published: July 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014424
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

M. Alex Smith, Mark T. Merilo
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Eldon S. Eveleigh, Peter C. McCarthy, Kathleen I. Van Rooyen
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Kevin S. McCann
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Eldon S. Eveleigh
Population Ecology Group, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: salex@uoguelph.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAS ESE. Performed the experiments: MAS ESE MTM PCM KVR. Analyzed the data: MAS ESE KSM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAS KSM. Wrote the paper: MAS ESE KSM.