Metabarcoding for diet analysis and environmental DNA

Sequencing DNA barcodes from mixed sources of DNA is an increasingly used way to survey biodiversity, whether analysing dietary content from faecal-derived DNA or monitoring aquatic species from water-derived DNA.

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This course will give an overview of metabarcoding with different barcoding genes to target particular taxa.

Using an example data set, we will go from raw sequence data through to assigning taxonomy to the sequence variants.

The NERC Environmental Omics Facility (NEOF)

Making state-of-the-art molecular genetics facilities and training available to the UK science community.

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