DNA Sequencing as a Tool to Monitor Marine Ecological Status

  title={DNA Sequencing as a Tool to Monitor Marine Ecological Status},
  author={Kelly D. Goodwin and Luke R. Thompson and Bernardo Duarte and Tim Kahlke and Andrew R. Thompson and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Marques and Isabel Caçador},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Many ocean policies mandate integrated, ecosystem-based approaches to marine monitoring, driving a global need for efficient, low-cost bioindicators of marine ecological quality. Most traditional methods to assess biological quality rely on specialized expertise to provide visual identification of a limited set of specific taxonomic groups, a time-consuming process that can provide a narrow view of ecological status. In addition, microbial assemblages drive food webs but are not amenable to… 

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