[Taxacom] Guidelines for DNA sequence quality control in systematics
henrik.nilsson at bioenv.gu.se
Wed Oct 3 03:27:19 CDT 2012
We recently published a set of guidelines for DNA sequence quality management in systematics and taxonomy:
Nilsson et al. 2012. Five simple guidelines for establishing basic authenticity and reliability of newly generated fungal ITS sequences. MycoKeys 4: 37–63.
Press release: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/pp-dsn090512.php
The guidelines centre on fungi and the ITS region, but in reality they are pretty independent of gene choice and organism group. The guidelines are non-technical and do not require substantial bioinformatics skills or significant computational power.
Maybe they’ll prove helpful to your students.
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