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Paul D. N. Hebert , Sujeevan Ratnasingham , Evgeny V. Zakharov , Angela C. Telfer , Valerie Levesque-Beaudin , Megan A. Milton , Stephanie Pedersen , Paul Jannetta and Jeremy R. deWaard Counting animal species with DNA barcodes: Canadian insects Philosophical transactions of the royal society b 2016-09-05;371(1702):0-0 (PDF)
TREE RECONSTRUCTION OF BIN & NEAREST NEIGHBOR:
Color & Label Scheme:
Canada - 
United States - 
Jeremy deWaard -  CBG Collections Unit -  Mat Seidensticker -  CBG Project Management Team -  Chris Looney -  Jim M. Moore -  John Brown -  Daniel Handfield - 
Jing V Leong -  CBG Project Management Team -  Kirk Hillier -  Jean-Francois Landry - 
Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology - 
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes - 
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - 
Research Collection of D. Holden - 
Research Collection of Daniel Handfield - 
Research Collection of Jeremy deWaard - 
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History - 
Washington State Department of Agriculture - 
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - 
CBG Photography Group -  CBG Robotic Imager -  CBG Robotic Rig -  D.Handfield -  Hilary Lyttle -  Information Pending -  Jaclyn McCormick -  Jean-Francois Landry -  Jeremy deWaard -  Jim Moore -  Libby Avis -  M. Volf -  Nick Jeffery -  Richard Wilson -  Rick Turner -  Sarah Dykeman -  Spencer Walker -  Stephanie Kirk - 
A. Li -  A. W. Thomas -  Aud I. -  B. Sharp -  BIObus 2008 -  BIObus 2009 -  BIObus 2010 -  BIObus 2013 -  C.Carr -  C.S. -  Cavan Harpur -  Cyndi Smith -  D Holden -  D.Handfield -  Emma Sylvester -  Eric H Metzler -  Evan Perry -  Fischer -  G.Hensel -  Gergin Blagoev -  Guppy -  J. Derhousoff -  J.Brewster -  J.Cossey -  J.R. -  J.Sones -  J.Straka -  J.V. Leong -  Jim Moore -  John THOMPSON -  K.Cox -  Keith Pickthorn -  L Mavin & M Young -  L.Avis -  L.Gardiner -  L.Wallace -  Libby Avis -  M. Volf -  M.Otway -  Mat Seidensticker -  N. Jeffery -  N.Jeffery -  Nicole Labine -  P. Kozel -  Paul Ayles -  Paul Hebert -  R.Avis -  R.Pojar -  Richard Wilson -  S.Devita -  S.McCubbin -  T.Davison -  Tyler Zemlak -  deWaard - 
Angela Telfer -  Daniel Handfield -  Gergin A. Blagoev -  Jayme E. Sones -  Jeremy deWaard -  Jing V Leong -  Kate Perez -  Paul Hebert -  Renee Miskie -  Richard L. Wilson -  Sujeevan Ratnasingham -