Development of a barcoding database for the UK Collembola: early results
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We report early results from a project to accumulate COI barcodes from UK Collembola to conrm taxonomy and explore their status at an international level. We validated COI sequences for 48 species of Collembola, ranging from 335–670 bp. Of these, seventeen species matched public sequences of the same name, six species were identiable but the molecular identity disagreed with the morphological identication, and twenty ve species gave no reliable match. The successful matches included accurate matches to BINs from countries far from the UK, including Canada, South Africa and Russia. We suggest that, in many cases, these may have been accidentally transported with horticultural materials.
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