Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 257–270, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-257-2016
SOIL, 2, 257–270, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-257-2016

Review article 20 Jun 2016

Review article | 20 Jun 2016

Technological advancements and their importance for nematode identification

Mohammed Ahmed et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Mar 2016) by Karolien Denef
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ED: Publish as is (29 May 2016) by Karolien Denef
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2016) by Lily Pereg(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This review covers the history and advances made in the area of nematode taxonomy. It highlights the success and limitations of the classical approach to nematode taxonomy and provides reader with a bit of background to the applications of protein and DNA-based methods for identification nematodes. The review also outlines the pros and cons of the use of DNA barcoding in nematology and explains how DNA metabarcoding has been applied in nematology through next-generation sequencing.