Public access from Apr 1, 2021
Université de Neuchâtel

High-throughput sequencing of litter and moss eDNA reveals a positive correlation between the diversity of Apicomplexa and their invertebrate hosts across alpine habitats

Singer, David ; Duckert, Clément ; Heděnec, Petr ; Lara, Enrique ; Hiltbrunner, Erika ; Mitchell, Edward A.D

In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 2020, vol. 147, no. art. 107837, p. 1-4

A high diversity of Apicomplexa was recently found in tropical soils presumably reflecting the diversity of their invertebrate hosts, but such patterns have not been explored in colder regions. We analysed the diversity of Apicomplexa and their potential metazoan hosts in litter and mosses collected in 11 different alpine habitats using an eDNA metabarcoding approach. The abundance and diversity...