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The efficacy of DNA sequencing on samples of terrestrial invertebrates 2018/2019.

Published online: 09 Aug 2022

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Rees, H. C. & Maddison, B. M. & Owen, J. P. & Baker, C. A. & Bishop, K. & Gough, K. C. & Webb, J. R.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This publication reports on the accuracy of DNA species identification for invertebrates, and investigates also on the reliability of the BOLD databas...

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Invertebrate traps and DNA - literature review. Survey of sample preservatives compatible with DNA analysis.

Published online: 08 Aug 2022

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Rees, H. C.

Content type: Miscellaneous

A targeted literature review was carried out to investigate methods for terrestrial invertebrate sampling for use with DNA analysis techniques. The ai...

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Initiation of UK Barcode of Life and filling priority gaps.

Published online: 17 Jul 2022

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Price, B. & Misra, R. & Broad, G. & Clark, K.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This report describes the progress in the formation of the UK Barcode of Life (UKBOL) steering group and progress in barcoding priority eukaryote spec...

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Environmental DNA surveillance for invertebrate species: advantages and technical limitations to detect invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii in freshwater ponds.

Published online: 06 Aug 2014

Authors: Tréguier, A. & Paillisson, J. M. & Dejean, T. & Valentini, A. & Schlaepfer, M. A. & Roussel, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The introduction of non-native species is a major threat to biodiversity. While eradication programs of well-established invaders are costly and hazar...

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An assessment of the fungal conservation value of Hardcastle Crags (Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire) using NextGen DNA sequencing of soil samples.

Published online: 29 Oct 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Griffiths, G. W. & Cavalli, O. & Detheridge, A. P.

Content type: Miscellaneous

Soil samples were collected from 14 grassland areas (each ca. 900 m2) in the Hardcastle Crags area, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Hollin Hall, C...

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A basin-scale application of environmental DNA assessment for rare endemic species and closely related exotic species in rivers: a case study of giant salamanders in Japan.

Published online: 01 Apr 2015

Authors: Fukumoto, S. & Ushimaru, A. & Minamoto, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

To prevent the invasion of exotic species causing a decline in an endangered endemic species, it is important to determine the distribution of both sp...

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Pilot study to validate an environmental DNA sampler for monitoring inshore fish communities.

Published online: 24 Mar 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Mynott, S.

Content type: Miscellaneous

The utility of environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques for monitoring species diversity are gaining acceptance amongst industry and government decision-ma...

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Ground-truthing of a fish-based environmental DNA metabarcoding method for assessing the quality of lakes.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Li JianLong & Hatton-Ellis, T. W. & Handley, L. J. L. & Kimbell, H. S. & Benucci, M. & Peirson, G. & Hänfling, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Accurate, cost-effective monitoring of fish is required to assess the quality of lakes under the European Water Framework Directive. Recent studies ha...

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Monitoring of honey bee floral resources with pollen DNA metabarcoding as a complementary tool to vegetation surveys.

Published online: 24 Jan 2022

Authors: Milla, L. & Schmidt-Lebuhn, A. & Bovill, J. & Encinas-Viso, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Monitoring biodiversity is a growing and pressing challenge, particularly as climate change threatens species with extinction and leads to widespread ...

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Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach.

Published online: 25 May 2020

Authors: Cottrell, J. & A'Hara, S. & Adams, K.

Content type: Bulletin

Black poplar is Great Britain's rarest native hardwood and there is considerable interest in conserving the genetic diversity present in the remaining...

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