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Protocol for Sampling Marine Benthic Sediment for DNA-based Analysis (JNCC Report No. 706) 2022

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 JNCC report series Monitoring 706

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide a standard protocol for collection and preservation of samples from the subtidal benthic environment for DNA analysis. This is with a particular focus on statutory monitoring of benthic species and habitats of conservation importance. These features are currently monitored in the UK by the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs). This will enable monitoring bodies to have confidence in the use of these techniques for the long-term monitoring of the benthic environment, both within and beyond the UK’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network.

This protocol has been compiled following a thorough review of scientific publications from a range of sources to determine best practice and to standardize sample collection methodology to suit a range of different projects. For further information relating to the findings of the literature review please refer to the associated review (JNCC Report No. 705).

This resource may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy in a different or more accessible format, please contact Communications@jncc.gov.uk.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·05·01

Citation
NatureMetrics. 2022. Protocol for Sampling Marine Benthic Sediment for DNA-based Analysis. JNCC Report No. 706, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report outlines a standard protocol for collection and preservation of samples from the subtidal benthic environment for DNA analysis.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·05·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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