Removing external DNA contamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut‐content analysis

@article{Greenstone2012RemovingED,
  title={Removing external DNA contamination from arthropod predators destined for molecular gut‐content analysis},
  author={M. Greenstone and D. Weber and T. Coudron and M. Payton and Jing S. Hu},
  journal={Molecular Ecology Resources},
  year={2012},
  volume={12}
}
Ecological research requires large samples for statistical validity, typically hundreds or thousands of individuals, which are most efficiently gathered by mass‐collecting techniques. For the study of interspecific interactions, molecular gut‐content analysis enables detection of arthropod predation with minimal disruption of community interactions. Field experiments have demonstrated that standard mass‐collection methods, such as sweep netting, vacuum sampling and foliage beating, sometimes… Expand
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