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Biodiversity seen through the perspective of insects: 10 simple rules on methodological choices and experimental design for genomic studies

Journal article
Authors Pável Matos-Maraví
Camila Duarte Ritter
Christopher J. Barnes
Martin Nielsen
Urban Olsson
Niklas Wahlberg
Daniel Marquina
Ilari Sääksjärvi
Alexandre Antonelli
Published in PeerJ
Volume 7
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Language en
Keywords Evolution, High-throughput sequencing, Insect genomics, Museomics, Taxonomic impediment
Subject categories Biological Systematics


Copyright 2019 Matos-Maraví et al. Massively parallel DNA sequencing opens up opportunities for bridging multiple temporal and spatial dimensions in biodiversity research, thanks to its efficiency to recover millions of nucleotide polymorphisms. Here, we identify the current status, discuss the main challenges, and look into future perspectives on biodiversity genomics focusing on insects, which arguably constitute the most diverse and ecologically important group among all animals. We suggest 10 simple rules that provide a succinct step-by-step guide and best-practices to anyone interested in biodiversity research through the study of insect genomics. To this end, we review relevant literature on biodiversity and evolutionary research in the field of entomology. Our compilation is targeted at researchers and students who may not yet be specialists in entomology or molecular biology. We foresee that the genomic revolution and its application to the study of non-model insect lineages will represent a major leap to our understanding of insect diversity.

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