Sci Total Environ 2021 Apr 30;786:147410. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Ecology Unit, University of León, Campus de Vegazana S/N, 24071 León, Spain; Institute of Environment, Natural Resources and Biodiversity, La Serna, 58, 24007 León, Spain. Electronic address:
Diatoms are important organisms in freshwater ecosystems due to their position as primary producers and therefore, analyzing their assemblages provides relevant information on ecosystem functioning. Diatoms have historically been identified based on morphological traits, which is time-consuming and requires well-trained specialists. Nevertheless, DNA barcoding offers an alternative approach to overcome some limitations of the morphological method. Read More