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Advancing the genomic revolution of species delimitation

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I recently attended the kick-off meeting for a new $1.1M project I’m involved in – ‘Advancing the genomic revolution of species delimitation’ – held in Oulu, Finland. The project is led by Marko Mutanen at the University of Oulu and will investigate the application of emergent genomic tools (e.g. Anchored Hybrid Enrichment) for species delimitation — to move the field of taxonomy into the genomic era. See a small media release on the project/meeting here.

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April 5th, 2019 at 1:10 pm

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Biota of Canada: Part 1: The Terrestrial Arthropods now out

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The first issue of ‘The Biota of Canada – A Biodiversity Assessment’ is now out, covering terrestrial arthropods. CBG and barcode data played a big role in it, so there’s a short media release on the CBG page.

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January 30th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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Banded grove snail invades…more than once!

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Our paper on the multiple introductions of Cepaea nemoralis in North America is now online. It was a neat side project with four neat colleagues: Kara Layton (now here), Connor Warne (PhD student in UofG SES), Annegret Nicolai and Armelle Ansart (both from Université Rennes).

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December 18th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

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Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropods

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Our article describing the protocol for barcode-based inventories using malaise traps, including a pilot study in Point Pelee National Park, is now online at Genome.

deWaard, J.R., Levesque-Beaudin, V., deWaard, S.L., Ivanova, N., McKeown, J., Miskie, R., Naik, S., Perez, K., Ratnasingham, S.R., Sobel, C.N., Sones, J., Steinke, C., Telfer, A.C., Young, A., Young, M.R., Zakharov, E.V. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2018. Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropod diversity by coupling Malaise traps with DNA barcoding. Genome: In press. doi: 10.1139/gen-2018-0093 bioRxiv preprint: 192732. doi:10.1101/192732

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November 15th, 2018 at 5:18 am

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CBG’s genomic samples made visible

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There has been some local media buzz around our recent project making over 1.5 million genomic DNA samples discoverable online. There was an article in the Guelph Mercury and two press releases — one from the university and one by CBG. It stemmed from a grant we received from GGBN to make our Canadian samples visible through our new IPT; the project was all wrapped up with this talk in Vienna:

deWaard, J.R., Telfer, A.C., and Zakharov, E.V. “The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics: State of the Archives.” Global Genome Biodiversity Network, Vienna Austria. May 25, 2018.

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May 25th, 2018 at 8:43 pm

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Two preprints online

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We recently submitted two preprints to BioRxiv — there is of course a lot of debate (see here and here) around posting your papers to preprint servers such as this, prior to peer review.  It will be interesting to go through the full process firsthand, then decide if we’ll ever do it again…

Hebert, P.D.N., Braukmann, T.W.A., Prosser, S.W.J., Ratnasingham, S., deWaard, J.R., Ivanova, N.V., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Naik, S., Sones, J.E. and Zakharov E.V. 2017. A Sequel to Sanger: Amplicon sequencing that scales. bioRxiv: 191619. doi:10.1101/191619

deWaard, J.R., Levesque-Beaudin, V., deWaard, S.L., Ivanova, N., McKeown, J., Miskie, R., Naik, S., Perez, K., Ratnasingham, S.R., Sobel, C.N., Sones, J., Steinke, C., Telfer, A.C., Young, A., Young, M.R., Zakharov, E.V. & Hebert, P.D.N. Expedited assessment of terrestrial arthropod diversity by coupling Malaise traps with DNA barcoding. bioRxiv: 192732. doi:10.1101/192732

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October 30th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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DNA Barcoding Course begins April 3, 2017

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There’s still time and space to apply for the Introduction to DNA Barcoding course I’m instructing. Register here.

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March 27th, 2017 at 9:02 pm

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