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Characterization of the 18S rRNA Gene for Designing Universal Eukaryote Specific Primers
High throughput sequencing technology has great promise for biodiversity studies. However, an underlying assumption is that the primers used in these studies are universal for the prokaryotic orExpand
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Quantitative PCR to estimate copepod feeding
Copepods play a central role in marine food webs as grazers of plankton and as key prey for many predators. Therefore, quantifying their specific trophic interactions is critical for understandingExpand
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Molecular Patterning of the Oikoplastic Epithelium of the Larvacean Tunicate Oikopleura dioica *
Appendicularia are protochordates that rely on a complex mucous secretion, the house, to filter food particles from seawater. A monolayer of cells covering the trunk of the animal, the oikoplasticExpand
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Resource allocation between somatic growth and reproductive output in the pelagic chordate Oikopleura dioica allows opportunistic response to nutritional variation
Pelagic urochordate appendicularians are a vital component of marine zooplankton communities, second in abundance only to copepods. Found in all major ocean systems, they are capable of rapid blooms,Expand
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Evaluation of DNA extraction and handling procedures for PCR-based copepod feeding studies
Molecular methods are becoming increasingly common for taxonomic and ecological studies of marine and freshwater plankton. Recently, nucleic acids have been used as target molecules forExpand
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Culture optimization for the emergent zooplanktonic model organism Oikopleura dioica
The pan-global marine appendicularian, Oikopleura dioica, shows considerable promise as a candidate model organism for cross-disciplinary research ranging from chordate genetics and evolution toExpand
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Growth phase of the diatom Skeletonema marinoi influences the metabolic profile of the cells and the selective feeding of the copepod Calanus spp.
Copepods dominate the biomass of marine zooplankton and through their prey selection they act as top-down regulators of planktonic communities. We investigated feeding preference of copepods in theExpand
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High-throughput metabarcoding of eukaryotic diversity for environmental monitoring of offshore oil-drilling activities.
As global exploitation of available resources increases, operations extend towards sensitive and previously protected ecosystems. It is important to monitor such areas in order to detect, understandExpand
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Metabarcoding and metabolome analyses of copepod grazing reveal feeding preference and linkage to metabolite classes in dynamic microbial plankton communities.
In order to characterize copepod feeding in relation to microbial plankton community dynamics, we combined metabarcoding and metabolome analyses during a 22-day seawater mesocosm experiment. NutrientExpand
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DNA extraction replicates improve diversity and compositional dissimilarity in metabarcoding of eukaryotes in marine sediments
Human impact on marine benthic communities has traditionally been assessed using visible morphological traits and has focused on the macrobenthos, whereas the ecologically important organisms of theExpand
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