The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: contribution to the knowledge on DNA barcodes of Iberian Plecoptera
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PlecopteraOccurrence recordsSpecies distributionscontinental PortugalContinental SpainDNA barcodeCOI
Ferreira, S., Tierno de Figueroa, J. M., Martins, F. M., Verissimo, J., Quaglietta, L., Grosso-Silva, J. M., Lopes, P. B., Sousa, P., Paupério, J., Fonseca, N. A., & Beja, P. (2020). The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: contribution to the knowledge on DNA barcodes of Iberian Plecoptera. Biodiversity data journal, 8, e55137. [https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e55137]
PatrocinadorEuropean Union (EU) 668981; Operational Thematic Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127; EDP Biodiversity Chair; Long Term Research Site of Baixo Sabor LTER_EU_PT_002; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology SFRH/BD/104703/2014 SFRH/BD/133159/2017
Background The use of DNA barcoding allows unprecedented advances in biodiversity assessments and monitoring schemes of freshwater ecosystems; nevertheless, it requires the construction of comprehensive reference collections of DNA sequences that represent the existing biodiversity. Plecoptera are considered particularly good ecological indicators and one of the most endangered groups of insects, but very limited information on their DNA barcodes is available in public databases. Currently, less than 50% of the Iberian species are represented in BOLD. New information The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: contribution to the knowledge on DNA barcodes of Iberian Plecoptera dataset contains records of 71 specimens of Plecoptera. All specimens have been morphologically identified to species level and belong to 29 species in total. This dataset contributes to the knowledge on the DNA barcodes and distribution of Plecoptera from the Iberian Peninsula and it is one of the IBI database public releases that makes available genetic and distribution data for a series of taxa. The species represented in this dataset correspond to an addition to public databases of 17 species and 21 BINs. Fifty-eight specimens were collected in Portugal and 18 in Spain during the period of 2004 to 2018. All specimens are deposited in the IBI collection at CIBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources and their DNA barcodes are publicly available in the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) online database. The distribution dataset can be freely accessed through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).