Mac Pierce

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We report surveillance conducted in 217 pestiferous rodents in Hong Kong for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We did not detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA but identified 1 seropositive rodent, suggesting exposure to a virus antigenically similar to SARS-CoV-2. Potential exposure of urban rodents to SARS-CoV-2 cannot be ruled out.
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Metabarcoding is rapidly gaining popularity as a means of conducting biodiversity studies. Using DNA barcodes to identify and catalog biodiversity has many advantages, and compares favorably with traditional methods based on morphological examination. Ease of use, taxonomic coverage, and increased efficiency are qualities that make metabarcoding a...
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Despite its small size, Hong Kong hosts a surprising level of ant diversity. Through faunal studies on ar-thropods conducted in Hong Kong over recent years, a new record and species of the genus Ponera have been discovered, which are introduced here. Ponera guangxiensis Zhou, 2001 is reported for the first time from Hong Kong, and Ponera tudigong s...
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Some species of cynipid wasp engage in mutualisms with ants by producing nectar‐secreting galls, providing carbohydrates, and receiving protection from parasitoids. The galls are functionally similar to extrafloral nectaries, plant structures well known for their role in ant–plant mutualisms. Though not well known, nectar‐secreting galls may have i...
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The species of the ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 found in Hong Kong are reviewed based on new sampling efforts performed over the past five years (2014-2018). Prior to this, 12 Strumigenys species had been recorded from Hong Kong, all confirmed here. Moreover, we add to this list three newly described species: S. hirsuta sp. n., S. lantaui sp....

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Does anyone have a good cost breakdown of different sequencing platforms and applications? Ideally a table comparing cost-per-Mbase between platforms and applications, broken down by the cost of different reagents, consumables, labor, etc.

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