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Given: a specimen of an unidentified, highly adapted, haematophagous parasite, perhaps a species nova, contaminated with mammal blood and tissue.

DNA barcoding is readily used to identify cryptic species complexes and superspecies, in diet analysis and for food safety.

However, can DNA barcoding also be employed in a broader sense, up the taxonomic ladder, simply to identify the insect order of a parasitic specimen contaminated with mammal host material?

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Yes--this is possible and has been done, e.g.:

There's also a review on the subject:

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