biocoenosis (bī′ō-sĭ-nō′sĭs)

n. (Biology) An association of different organisms forming a closely integrated community.

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Primer time: a rollercoaster ride through metabarcoding PCR primer design

Now more than ever, PCR has become a household name akin to Harry Potter or Gandalf the Grey, and in most cases no less mysterious nor magical. Whilst the distillation of molecular magic that is PCR has been invaluable (despite controversy) for screening your swabs, spit and other bodily fluids for COVID-19, it is also undeniably applicable to ecology. But how do we design this tool for ecological studies?

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