Participation to the Global Malaise Program

EnvMetaGen is the first team of 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.

More information and the links to the press articles can be found here.

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