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Research Article

Environmental Barcoding: A Next-Generation Sequencing Approach for Biomonitoring Applications Using River Benthos

  • Mehrdad Hajibabaei mail,

    mhajibab@uoguelph.ca

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

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  • Shadi Shokralla,

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

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  • Xin Zhou,

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

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  • Gregory A. C. Singer,

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

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  • Donald J. Baird

    Affiliation: Environment Canada, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Published: April 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017497
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Shadi Shokralla, Xin Zhou, Gregory A. C. Singer
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Donald J. Baird
Environment Canada, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: mhajibab@uoguelph.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MH SS XZ GACS DJB. Performed the experiments: MH SS XZ GACS. Analyzed the data: MH GACS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MH DJB. Wrote the paper: MH. Edited the manuscript: SS DJB.