DNA metabarcoding—Need for robust experimental designs to draw sound ecological conclusions

Lucie Zinger*, Aurélie Bonin, Inger G. Alsos, Miklós Bálint, Holly Bik, Frédéric Boyer, Anthony A. Chariton, Simon Creer, Eric Coissac, Bruce E. Deagle, Marta De Barba, Ian A. Dickie, Alex J. Dumbrell, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Noah Fierer, Luca Fumagalli, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Simon Jarman, Ari Jumpponen, Håvard KauserudLudovic Orlando, Johan Pansu, Jan Pawlowski, Leho Tedersoo, Philip Francis Thomsen, Eske Willerslev, Pierre Taberlet

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117 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1857-1862
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Ecology
Issue number8
Early online date29 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • data quality
  • environmental DNA
  • experimental controls
  • replication

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