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Research Article

Species Boundaries and Host Range of Tortoise Mites (Uropodoidea) Phoretic on Bark Beetles (Scolytinae), Using Morphometric and Molecular Markers

  • Wayne Knee mail,

    wknee@connect.carleton.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Frédéric Beaulieu,

    Affiliation: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jeffrey H. Skevington,

    Affiliation: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Scott Kelso,

    Affiliation: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Anthony I. Cognato,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Mark R. Forbes

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047243

About the Authors

Wayne Knee, Mark R. Forbes
Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wayne Knee, Frédéric Beaulieu, Jeffrey H. Skevington, Scott Kelso
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Anthony I. Cognato
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: wknee@connect.carleton.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WK FB JHS MRF. Performed the experiments: WK JHS SK. Analyzed the data: WK FB JHS AIC MRF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WK JHS SK AIC. Wrote the paper: WK FB JHS AIC MRF.