DNA from soil mirrors plant taxonomic and growth form diversity.

  title={DNA from soil mirrors plant taxonomic and growth form diversity.},
  author={Nigel Gilles Yoccoz and Kari Anne Br{\aa}then and Ludovic Gielly and James Haile and Mary E. Edwards and Tomasz Goslar and Henrik von Stedingk and Anne Krag Brysting and Eric Coissac and François Pompanon and J{\o}rn Henrik S{\o}nsteb{\o} and Christian Miquel and Alice Valentini and Francesco de Bello and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chave and Wilfried Thuiller and Patrick Wincker and Corinne Cruaud and Frédérick Gavory and Magnus Rasmussen and M. Gilbert and Ludovic Orlando and Christian Brochmann and Eske Willerslev and Pierre Taberlet},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={21 15},
Ecosystems across the globe are threatened by climate change and human activities. New rapid survey approaches for monitoring biodiversity would greatly advance assessment and understanding of these threats. Taking advantage of next-generation DNA sequencing, we tested an approach we call metabarcoding: high-throughput and simultaneous taxa identification based on a very short (usually <100 base pairs) but informative DNA fragment. Short DNA fragments allow the use of degraded DNA from… 

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