DNA metabarcoding and the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I marker: not a perfect match

  title={DNA metabarcoding and the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I marker: not a perfect match},
  author={Bruce E. Deagle and Simon Neil Jarman and Eric Coissac and François Pompanon and Pierre Taberlet},
  journal={Biology Letters},
DNA metabarcoding enables efficient characterization of species composition in environmental DNA or bulk biodiversity samples, and this approach is making significant and unique contributions in the field of ecology. In metabarcoding of animals, the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene is frequently used as the marker of choice because no other genetic region can be found in taxonomically verified databases with sequences covering so many taxa. However, the accuracy of metabarcoding… 

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