Climate change together with the spread of invasive species lead to increased pressure on the forest. In order to be able to react to negative effects as quickly as possible, early detection of changes is necessary. DNA barcoding enables the determination of organisms at an early stage of development or in mixed samples and is therefore suitable for the early detection of potential harmful organisms. For this kind of determination, publicly available reference data is required.
The aim of the project is the creation of DNA barcodes of 475 individuals from the collection of the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW). A particular focus of the project will be on xylobiont beetle species. The use of an existing collection reduces the costs of creating DNA barcodes on the one hand, and on the other hand makes part of the collection available for the public. The sequence and metadata are entered in the international database BOLD and in the ABOL database.
Funding: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Project status: active
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Dear ABOL community We are pleased to announce that our first joint publication on the ABOL BioBlitzes has been published in Acta ZooBot (link). In this context, the DNA barcoding datasets from the BioBlitzes 2019 and 2020 were released in BOLD, the international DNA barcoding platform, and are now available to everyone (download: dx.doi.org/10.5883/DS-ABOLBB19). The […]
- 8th ABOL meeting – a retrospect9. December, 2021 - 10:31
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- ABOL meeting: Call for Abstracts25. October, 2021 - 13:39
Dear ABOL Community the joint registration page for the ABOL meeting and the Biodiversity Forum is now online. Please register on the following page: -> Days of Biodiversity – Program & Registration Abstracts for talks (15 min. + 5 min. discussion) and flash talks (5 min. + 3 min. discussion) can still be submitted for […]