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An adapted staining-destaining method to sort soft-bottom macrobenthos mixed with Posidonia oceanica fibers
Donnay, A.; Pelaprat, C.; Lejeune, P.; Gobert, S. (2013). An adapted staining-destaining method to sort soft-bottom macrobenthos mixed with Posidonia oceanica fibers. Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 14(1): 92-94
In: Mediterranean Marine Science. National Centre for Marine Research: Athina. ISSN 1108-393X, more
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Keyword
    Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile, 1813 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Staining; Destaining; Macrobenthos; Sorting; Posidonia oceanica fibers;Soft-bottom

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  • Donnay, A., more
  • Pelaprat, C.
  • Lejeune, P.
  • Gobert, S., more

Abstract
    Sorting of soft-bottom macrobenthos entangled with Posidonia oceanica fibers is time-consuming and tedious because of the weak color contrast. This paper describes a staining-destaining technique that produces good contrast between soft-bottom macrobenthos and Posidonia oceanica fibers. The method has been tested on Corsican samples in oligotrophic areas characterized by small-size soft-bottom macrofauna. Our technique saves sorting time (-24%) and is simple to implement.

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