• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
PORTUGUESE TEAM INTEGRATES A GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO STUDY BIODIVERSITY THROUGH DNA
Participation of CIBIO-InBIO researchers in the Global Malaise Program has been attracting media attention.
 

EnvMetaGen CIBIO-InBIO team is the first by a Portuguese institution that participates in the Global Malaise Program. The project aims to study the immense diversity of terrestrial arthropods distributed across the world, using an innovative technique of identification through DNA.

 

In the scope of this program animals are collected using Malaise traps, and then DNA sequencing technique is used to produce DNA Barcodes that will allow to identify species. It is hoped that CIBIO-InBIO’s participation in this initiative will contribute to a giant advance for arthropod knowledge in Portugal.

 

 

To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:
Portugueses estão a ajudar a fazer catálogo mundial dos artrópodes | Wilder | February 21, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
O maior “catálogo” mundial da biodiversidade tem ADN da U.Porto | Notícias UP | February 22, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Porto em projeto internacional para catalogar diversidade de artrópodes terrestres | TSF | February 22, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Porto em projeto internacional para catalogar diversidade de artrópodes terrestres | Diário de Notícias | February 22, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
Porto em projeto internacional para catalogar diversidade de artrópodes terrestres | O Jogo | February 22, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)

A Universidade do Porto vai catalogar aranhas (e não só) | Time Out Porto | February 23, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)

 

To read the national press release for this issue, please click here.

Posted in 2018-02-23