Lenaïg Kermarrec

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The recent emergence of barcoding approaches coupled to those of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has raised new perspectives for studying environmental communities. In this framework, we tested the possibility to derive accurate inventories of diatom communities from pyrosequencing outputs with an available DNA reference library. We used three molecular(More)
The Gomphonema parvulum complex includes species displaying considerable morphological variability and a wide geographical distribution. These characteristics make them difficult to identify by microscopy and raise the question of their taxonomic validity and of the possibility of biogeographical differentiation between them. In this context, we isolated 39(More)
Diatoms are micro-algal indicators of freshwater pollution. Current standardized methodologies are based on microscopic determinations, which is time consuming and prone to identification uncertainties. The use of DNA-barcoding has been proposed as a way to avoid these flaws. Combining barcoding with next-generation sequencing enables collection of a large(More)
DNA barcoding, being developed for biomonitoring, requires a database of reference sequences and knowledge of how much sequences can deviate before they are assigned to separate species. The molecular hunt for hidden species also raises the question of species definitions. We examined whether there are objective criteria for sequence-based species(More)
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