Applying pollen DNA metabarcoding to the study of plant–pollinator interactions1

  title={Applying pollen DNA metabarcoding to the study of plant–pollinator interactions1},
  author={Karen L. Bell and Julie Fowler and Kevin S. Burgess and Emily K. Dobbs and David L. Gruenewald and Brice Lawley and Connor Morozumi and Berry J. Brosi},
  journal={Applications in Plant Sciences},
Premise of the study: To study pollination networks in a changing environment, we need accurate, high-throughput methods. Previous studies have shown that more highly resolved networks can be constructed by studying pollen loads taken from bees, relative to field observations. DNA metabarcoding potentially allows for faster and finer-scale taxonomic resolution of pollen compared to traditional approaches (e.g., light microscopy), but has not been applied to pollination networks. Methods: We… 

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