DNA extraction replicates improve diversity and compositional dissimilarity in metabarcoding of eukaryotes in marine sediments

@inproceedings{Lanzn2017DNAER,
  title={DNA extraction replicates improve diversity and compositional dissimilarity in metabarcoding of eukaryotes in marine sediments},
  author={Anders Lanz{\'e}n and Katrine Lekang and Inge Jonassen and Eric M. Thompson and Christofer Troedsson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
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 the meio- and microbenthos have received less attention. DNA metabarcoding offers an alternative to this approach and enables a larger fraction of the biodiversity in marine sediments to be monitored in a cost-efficient manner. Although this methodology remains poorly standardised and challenged by… CONTINUE READING