Towards next‐generation biodiversity assessment using DNA metabarcoding

@article{Taberlet2012TowardsNB,
  title={Towards next‐generation biodiversity assessment using DNA metabarcoding},
  author={Pierre Taberlet and Eric Coissac and François Pompanon and Christian Brochmann and Eske Willerslev},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21}
}
Virtually all empirical ecological studies require species identification during data collection. DNA metabarcoding refers to the automated identification of multiple species from a single bulk sample containing entire organisms or from a single environmental sample containing degraded DNA (soil, water, faeces, etc.). It can be implemented for both modern and ancient environmental samples. The availability of next‐generation sequencing platforms and the ecologists’ need for high‐throughput… 

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