DNA metabarcoding reveals the complex and hidden responses of chironomids to multiple stressors

@article{Beermann2018DNAMR,
  title={DNA metabarcoding reveals the complex and hidden responses of chironomids to multiple stressors},
  author={Arne J. Beermann and V. Zizka and V. Elbrecht and V. Baranov and F. Leese},
  journal={Environmental Sciences Europe},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-15}
}
BackgroundChironomids, or non-biting midges, often dominate stream invertebrate communities in terms of biomass, abundance, and species richness and play an important role in riverine food webs. Despite these clear facts, the insect family Chironomidae is often treated as a single family in ecological studies or bioassessments given the difficulty to determine specimens further. We investigated stressor responses of single chironomid operational taxonomic units (OTUs) to three globally… Expand

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