Molecular profiling of soil animal diversity in natural ecosystems : Incongruence of molecular and morphological results

@inproceedings{Wu2009MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular profiling of soil animal diversity in natural ecosystems : Incongruence of molecular and morphological results},
  author={Tiehang Wu and Edward Ayres and Grace Li and Richard D Bardgett and Diana H Wall and James R. Garey},
  year={2009}
}
A major problem facing ecologists is obtaining a complete picture of the highly complex soil community. While DNA-based methods are routinely used to assess prokaryote community structure and diversity in soil, approaches for measuring the total faunal community are not yet available. This is due to difficulties such as designing primers specific to a range of soil animals while excluding other eukaryotes. Instead, scientists use laborious and specialized taxonomic methods for extracting and… CONTINUE READING

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