DNA-Barcoding of Pardosa injucunda in the MRAC collections (Araneae)

Pilot project
Bapam (Pardosa)
Rudy Jocqué (RMCA)
JEMU partner: 
Jeroen Van Houdt, Floris C. Breman
Project summary: 
The project aims at the barcoding of specimens of the widely distributed Afrotropical species Pardosa injucunda which is suspected to contain several cryptic species. The collections of MRAC contain a large number of specimens with a wide variation of preservation history and are thus the ideal starting point to verify the feasibility of DNA extraction from ethanol collections with different age and at the same time to examine the assumed polyspecificity of the morphospecies.
Lab work progress: 
Completed: Pardosa specific COI primers have been developed and sequences have been obtained from multiple geographical regions
Data analysis: 
Completed: DNA analysis revealed distinct lineages within Pardosa injucunda, possibly cryptic species.
Starting date: 
Project status: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith