Environmental status assessment using DNA metabarcoding: towards a genetics based Marine Biotic Index (gAMBI).

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Eva Aylagas; Angel Borja; Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3946187, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090529
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Earth Sciences | Marine Monitoring | Marine Environments | Ecological Environments | Medicine | Marine Technology | Environmental Protection | Marine Ecology | Marine Biology | Q | Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | R | Science | Marine Conservation

Marine ecosystem protection and conservation initiatives rely on the assessment of ecological integrity and health status of marine environments. The AZTI's Marine Biotic Index (AMBI), which consists on using macroinvertebrate diversity as indicator of ecosystem health,... View more
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