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Reminder - ABOL meeting 2016

Reminder -
ABOL meeting 2016

Dear ABOL community,

we would like to remind you that this years´ABOL meeting will take place on 3rd and 4th of December in the Schlossmuseum Linz. The agenda can be downloaded here: Programm ABOL-Tagung 2016

Please register until the 20th of November with an e-mail to Michaela Sonnleitner (abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com). Do you want to present a poster? In this case please send an abstract until 20th of November.

The small contribution fee of € 15.- you can pay on-site while registering (free for students).

Looking forward to an interesting and lively meeting,

Your ABOL team

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New publications!

Major study on species delimitation in Lepidoptera via DNA barcodes

We would like to announce three new publications concerning butterflies. Please visit our newest blog posts:

Major study on species delimitation in Lepidoptera via DNA barcodes

An international cooperation, with the participation of experts from the Tyrolean State Museums, could show that DNA barcoding is an efficient approach to determine the vast majority of European Lepidoptera. Every determination is eased by reciprocal monophyly between species. In the absence of the latter … Read more...

Increase of international comparability by DNA-Barcoding

As representatives of a DNA-Barcoding-Initiative in Austria we are often asked for the value of barcoding Austrian individuals in species where DNA-Barcodes from other countries are available. The best answer is given by two papers on moths, …
Read more...

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Pushing the borders in our biodiversity assessment - the first associated projects on plants

Pushing the borders in our biodiversity assessment - the first associated projects on plants


Complementing our current projects on fungi and animals we are happy to announce the start of two associated projects on DNA-barcoding in plants. A project at the University of Salzburg, headed by Andreas Tribsch, generates DNA barcodes in spring gentians, a morphologically challenging group … Read more...

A second project aims to characterise plants via DNA barcoding, focussing on groups prone to undetected, cryptic invasions. The Uni-Docs-project will be carried out by Clemens Pachschwöll at the University of Vienna. Read more…