DNA barcoding of stygofauna uncovers cryptic amphipod diversity in a calcrete aquifer in Western Australia's arid zone.

@article{Bradford2010DNABO,
  title={DNA barcoding of stygofauna uncovers cryptic amphipod diversity in a calcrete aquifer in Western Australia's arid zone.},
  author={Tessa M Bradford and Mark Adams and William F. Humphreys and Andrew D. Austin and Steven J. B. Cooper},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={41-50}
}
The arid Yilgarn region of Western Australia contains numerous subterranean calcrete aquifers with unique assemblages of obligate groundwater invertebrates (stygofauna). We aimed to establish a DNA barcoding framework for the macro-invertebrates present in a single calcrete, as a basis for future assessment of biodiversity of the Yilgarn calcretes and for investigating food webs. Intense sampling of a bore field grid in the Sturt Meadows calcrete was undertaken to obtain representatives of the… CONTINUE READING
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