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Ultra-deep sequencing enables high-fidelity recovery of biodiversity for bulk arthropod samples without PCR amplification

  • Xin Zhou1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Yiyuan Li1, 2, 3,
  • Shanlin Liu1, 2, 3,
  • Qing Yang1,
  • Xu Su1, 2, 3,
  • Lili Zhou1, 2,
  • Min Tang1, 2,
  • Ribei Fu1,
  • Jiguang Li1 and
  • Quanfei Huang1

DOI: 10.1186/2047-217X-2-4

Received: 19 December 2012

Accepted: 1 March 2013

Published: 27 March 2013

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Original Submission
19 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pierre Taberlet
14 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Neil Davies
15 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Antonio Gonzalez Pena
4 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Xin Zhou
Resubmission - Version 3
4 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Antonio Gonzalez Pena
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
1 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
27 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/2047-217X-2-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

BGI-Shenzhen, Beishan Industrial Zone
China National GeneBank-Shenzhen
Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Environmental Microbial Genomics and Application