Home > Events > 1 Metabarcoding spring school in French Alps (5-9 March 2012) > Presentations > Introduction to DNA metabarcoding

Monday 27 February 2012

Introduction to DNA metabarcoding

TABERLET Pierre

After a short introduction of the EcoChange project, the history of DNA-based species identification will be first presented, ending with the international initiative for "DNA barcoding". Then, I will briefly give an overview of next generation sequencing (NGS), highlighting the last developments. In the context of NGS, the "DNA metabarcoding" concept will be introduced, defining what is environmental DNA, and proposing a logical terminology for the different aspects of DNA-based species identification. I will focus on the differences with classical barcoding, on the technical constraints, and on the possible evolution of high throughput species identification.

Twitter : @Metabarcoding
Editorial board
  • BRANDNER Melissa
    • University of Nordland
    • Bodø (Norway)
  • BROCHMANN Christian
    • National Centre for Biosystematics
    • Oslo (Norway)
  • CHARITON Anthony
    • CSIRO Land and Water
    • Lucas Heights NA (Australia)
  • DEAGLE Bruce
    • University of Victoria
    • Victoria (Canada)
  • Eric Coissac
    • LECA
    • Grenoble (France)
  • KASAPIDIS Panagiotis
    • Hellenic Center for Marine Research
    • Irakleion, Crete (Greece)
  • PAWLOWSKI Jan
    • Université de Genève
    • Genève 4 (Switzerland)
  • TABERLET Pierre
    • LECA,
    • Grenoble (France)
  • WILLERSLEV Eske
    • Centre for GeoGenetics
    • Copenhagen (Denmark)
Editorial
  • Vodka, Bison and Metabarcoding

    31 July 2015, by BRANDNER Melissa

    The start of last month saw the occurrence of the Fifth Metabarcoding Spring School held in Białowieża National Park , Poland. A variety of scientists attended from all over the globe to learn, share and inspire with unique stories of metabarcoding.
    The scientists at the Mammal Research Institute PAS in Białowieża National Park hosted this year’s workshop. And our hats go off to them for the organizational skills, warmth and hospitality. During the week, experienced metabarcoders gave lectures on their trials and tribulations in the field of metabarcoding, sparking conversations between the attendees. The end of the first day saw flash talks from all participants of the event, creating an icebreaker and showing the wide variety of applications for metabarcoding, including, dietary studies, environmental health, fundamental ecology and exploration of rare and ancient habitats.
    Pierre Taberlet (who is rumoured to run 8000 PCR a day!) taught technical aspects such as DNA extraction in (...)

  • metabarcoding.org
    metabarcoding.org is hosted by PRABI | | Site Map | Follow site activity RSS 2.0 SPIP
    Graphic design (c) Yves Costiou under License GPL