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Research Article

Barcoding Sponges: An Overview Based on Comprehensive Sampling

  • Sergio Vargas,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Astrid Schuster,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Katharina Sacher,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Gabrielle Büttner,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Simone Schätzle,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Benjamin Läuchli,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany

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  • Kathryn Hall,

    Affiliation: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • John N. A. Hooper,

    Affiliations: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Dirk Erpenbeck,

    Affiliations: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany, GeoBio-CenterLMU, München, Germany

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  • Gert Wörheide mail

    woerheide@lmu.de

    Affiliations: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany, GeoBio-CenterLMU, München, Germany, Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology, München, Germany

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  • Published: July 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039345
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sergio Vargas, Astrid Schuster, Katharina Sacher, Gabrielle Büttner, Simone Schätzle, Benjamin Läuchli, Dirk Erpenbeck, Gert Wörheide
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München, München, Germany
Kathryn Hall, John N. A. Hooper
Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
John N. A. Hooper
Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Dirk Erpenbeck, Gert Wörheide
GeoBio-CenterLMU, München, Germany
Gert Wörheide
Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology, München, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: woerheide@lmu.de

Competing Interests

Dirk Steinke is Campaign Coordinator for the MarBOL initiative and a co-organizer of the PLoS ONE MarBOL Collection. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SV GW. Performed the experiments: SV AS KS GB SS BL. Analyzed the data: SV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KH JH DE GW. Wrote the paper: SV KH JH GW.