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Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Publikation

This week a new publication to which the GeneStream contributed appeared in the journal “Freshwater Biology”. Lead author of the conceptual paper is Steffen Pauls of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (Frankfurt a.M., Germany). In the publication, we outline the new developments in molecular methods and their potential for aquatic ecology. SU Pauls, M Alp, M […]

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Emergence traps at the Kleine Schmalenau

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Three emergence traps have been placed at the Kleine Schmalenau (NRW, Germany). Just like last year at the Breitenbach (s. Emergence trap Breitenbach) we aim to inventory the species diversity of aquatic insects for 1 year. In a second following step short genetic markers (DNA Barcodes) are generated for every single species. By using these short […]

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Labwork started!

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In the past week we started to process samples for the metabarcoding analysis. By combining classical CO1 barcoding to identify specimens with high throughput next generation sequencing, we will be able to identify hundreds to thousands of invertebrate specimens simultaneously. Implementing this novel technique for freshwater invertebrates will be useful to study the response of […]

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Experiment successfully completed!

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Yesterday, we have successfully completed our mesocosm experiment at the Felderbach in Germany. We started early in the morning to collect all animals, algae and leaf packs from the experimental channels. We and our colleges will analyse and test for a variety of response variables to the different stressors from microbiota to insect communities.Here you […]

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(Deutsch) Umweltstress bei Bachkrebsen

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Sampling Sauerland

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(Deutsch) Hauptphase Experiment

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