Environmental DNA metabarcoding of wild flowers reveals diverse communities of terrestrial arthropods

@article{Thomsen2019EnvironmentalDM,
  title={Environmental DNA metabarcoding of wild flowers reveals diverse communities of terrestrial arthropods},
  author={Philip Francis Thomsen and Eva Egelyng Sigsgaard},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={9},
  pages={1665 - 1679}
}
Abstract Terrestrial arthropods comprise the most species‐rich communities on Earth, and grassland flowers provide resources for hundreds of thousands of arthropod species. Diverse grassland ecosystems worldwide are threatened by various types of environmental change, which has led to decline in arthropod diversity. At the same time, monitoring grassland arthropod diversity is time‐consuming and strictly dependent on declining taxonomic expertise. Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding of… 

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