metabarcoding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ barcoding

Noun[edit]

metabarcoding (uncountable)

  1. (genetics) A method of DNA barcoding that uses universal PCR primers to identify DNA from a mixture of organisms
    • 2015 July 9, “Can DNA-Based Ecosystem Assessments Quantify Species Abundance? Testing Primer Bias and Biomass—Sequence Relationships with an Innovative Metabarcoding Protocol”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130324:
      We developed and tested a DNA metabarcoding protocol that utilises the standard cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) barcoding fragment to detect freshwater macroinvertebrate taxa.

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