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SBS BPNS RT: GEANS SBS pilot - 2020 DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of the ringtest at BPNS by Senckenberg

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Traditional monitoring techniques for ecosystem monitoring identifying are currently time consuming and expensive. By applying DNA-based techniques, GEANS aims to reduce time and costs, and make species identification more accurate. Pilot studies take a central role in proving these advantages. Among the pilot studies, one focuses on soft-bottom monitoring of macrobenthos. Samples were taken at the North Sea, analysed through shotgun sequencing and results were compared with traditional monitoring techniques in order to demonstrate the improvement of applying novel techniques. This data is the result of DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of shotgun sequencing as an alternative to amplicon sequencing analysed by Senckenberg in 2021.

Biology, Biology > Benthos > Macrobenthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Biodiversity, COI, DNA, DNA barcoding, Genetic, Genetic data, Marine, Belgian part of the North Sea

Geographical coverage
Belgian part of the North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 March 2019 - 28 February 2022

Senckenberg am Meer; Marine Research, moredata providerdata creator

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Parent dataset:
GEANS Data: Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region, more

GEANS: Genetic Tools for Ecosystem Health Assessment in the North Sea Region, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2021-03-25
Information last updated: 2023-07-13
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