ABOL is a national colaboration among numerous, renowned scientific institutions and experts, engaged in biodiversity research of Austria. The pilot phase (2014-2017) serves to set up structures for the overall project, and the conduction of four pilot projects.
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The ABOL Project
The “Austrian Barcode of Life”-Initiative (ABOL) in the long-term aims to generate DNA-Barcodes from all Austrian species of animals, plants, and fungi. These will be deposited online in open access databases, thus freely available for all applications.
The pilot phase encompasses four pilot studies, which will generate DNA-Barcodes of Austrian vertebrates, butterflies &moths, molluscs, and of parasitic worms. Associated projects will contribute data from other groups of organisms.
In parallel experts will prepare the overall project, organized in a network of taxon-specific clusters.