How to monitor soil health with DNA-metabarcoding of nematode communities – new video from Greenresilient project

Nematodes respond easily and differently to external stimuli, making them excellent bioindicators. The new Greenresilient video explains how to use DNA-metabarcoding to identify nematodes

2021.06.24

In the Greenresilient project, we investigate soil health by characterising nematode communities. However, the traditional way of identifying nematodes using a microscope is very time-consuming. Specialists need one day to analyse two soil samples, and still only a part of all the nematodes are identified.

That is why we started using the advanced DNA-sequencing method, called DNA-metabarcoding, and in a new video, the Greenresilient project partner Lieven Waeyenberge from ILVO, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium, explain how it works.

Watch the video How to monitor soil health with DNA-metabarcoding of nematode communities’ on YouTube:     


 

Relevant links

Greenresilient partner – ILVO: https://www.greenresilient.net/partners/ilvo-be.html

Greenresilient videos: https://www.greenresilient.net/service/videos.html


 

Authors

Lauren Dietemann, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. Lauren.dietemann@fibl.org, www.fibl.org
Lieven Waeyenberge, ILVO – Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
lieven.waeyenberge@ilvo.vlaanderen.be, www.ilvo.vlaanderen.be  


Editor: Karin Ullven / Design: Christine Dilling

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