Topical collection "Protocols for field and laboratory"

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Editors: Kat Bruce, Emre Keskin

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This topical issue welcomes propositions related to variables affecting sampling and filtering in the field/lab, storage conditions, extraction protocols, primer design, PCR strategy, controls and sequencing.


Topical collection "DNA barcode reference libraries"

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Editors: Fedor Čiampor, Torbjørn Ekrem, Alex Weigand

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DNA barcode reference libraries are of immense importance for correct identification of organisms using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding. We welcome contributions that focus on opportunities and challenges related to construction of reference databases and analysis of reference data.

Editors: Fedor Čiampor, Torbjørn Ekrem, Alex Weigand


Topical collection "Metabarcoding, statistical learning and High Performance Computing"

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Editors: Diego Fontaneto, Alain Franc

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Available bioinformatic pipelines cover all the steps from raw sequence data from massive sequencing to the production of publication-standard graphs and statistical analyses. Yet, such pipelines are usually very general and are not devoted to specific needs: here there is still ample space and opportunity to develop tools and approaches to address and solve some of the weaknesses that still exist for specific applications of metabarcoding.


Topical collection "Steps to implementation"

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Editors: Pieter Boets, Daniel Hering, Patricia Mergen

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Finding a golden standard for sampling, DNA analysis and bioinformatic processing of the data is crucial for implementation of DNA based biomonitoring with regard to the European Freshwater Water and Marine Strategy Framework Directives. We welcome contributions that provide such guidelines for implementation or standardized methods that could help to legally accept the method.


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