An adapted staining-destaining method to sort soft-bottom macrobenthos mixed with Posidonia oceanica fibers

 
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An adapted staining-destaining method to sort soft-bottom macrobenthos mixed with Posidonia oceanica fibers (EN)

DONNAY, A.
GOBERT, S.
LEJEUNE, P.
PELAPRAT, C.

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. (EN)

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Staining, destaining, macrobenthos, sorting, Posidonia oceanica fibers, soft-bottom. (EN)

Ελληνικό Κέντρο Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ) (EL)
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) (EN)

Mediterranean Marine Science

2013-02-26


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 14, No 1 (2013); 92-94 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 14, No 1 (2013); 92-94 (EN)



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