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Research Article

Taxonomic Reliability of DNA Sequences in Public Sequence Databases: A Fungal Perspective

  • R. Henrik Nilsson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: henrik.nilsson@botany.gu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Martin Ryberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Erik Kristiansson,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematical Statistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Kessy Abarenkov,

    Affiliation: Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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  • Karl-Henrik Larsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden

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  • Urmas Kõljalg

    Affiliation: Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000059

About the Authors

R. Henrik Nilsson, Martin Ryberg, Karl-Henrik Larsson
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Erik Kristiansson
Department of Mathematical Statistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Kessy Abarenkov, Urmas Kõljalg
Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Corresponding Author

Email: henrik.nilsson@botany.gu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HN MR EK. Performed the experiments: HN MR EK KA. Analyzed the data: HN MR EK KA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KA UK. Wrote the paper: HN MR EK KL UK.