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A rapid cleaning method for diatoms
(Diatom Research, 2019-07-18)
We describe here a protocol for cleaning diatoms when time is short and the amount of sample is very limited. Essentially, the method consists of drying material onto coverslips and cleaning it directly ...
Evaluation and sensitivity analysis of diatom DNA metabarcoding for WFD bioassessment of Mediterranean rivers
(Science of The Total Environment, 2020-04-04)
Our study of 164 diatom samples from Catalonia (NE Spain) is the first to evaluate the applicability of DNA metabarcoding, based on high throughput sequencing (HTS) using a 312-bp rbcL marker, for ...
Avoiding quantification bias in metabarcoding: Application of a cell biovolume correction factor in diatom molecular biomonitoring
(Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2017-12-26)
In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in developing environmental DNA metabarcoding. However, its ability to quantify species relative abundance remains uncertain, limiting its application ...
Not all nudibranchs are carnivorous: trophic ecology of Polycerella emertoni in the Ebro Delta
(Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS), 2020-07-09)
Nudibranchs have always been regarded as a group of specialized predators. In Alfacs Bay (Ebro Delta, Spain), the cryptic nudibranch Polycerella emertoni is found associated with the pseudo-indigenous ...
Ripe for reassessment: a synthesis of available molecular data for the speciose diatom family Bacillariaceae
(Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2020-10-13)
The Bacillariaceae is a very species-rich family of raphid diatoms and includes the large and taxonomically difficult genus Nitzschia, whose species are often small-celled and finely structured and have ...
A polyphasic approach to the study of the genus Nitzschia (Bacillariophyta): three new planktonic species from the Adriatic Sea
(Journal of Phycology, 2020-10-21)
The paraphyletic diatom genus Nitzschia comprises over 1000 morphologically distinct pennate taxa, known from the benthos and plankton of freshwater, brackish and marine environments. The principal ...