#Animals #2020 – 2023
MetaInvert (Cooperation project)
Description of nematode communities in grassland
The aim of the cooperation project is a better understanding of the diversity and function of soil invertebrates.
For this purpose, data on the following parameters will be collected:
- Soil cores
By synthesising the results, the abundant nematode species will be identified morphologically and some will be used for genome sequencing. To this end, the partners plan to carry out the following work:
- Procurement of soil cores
- Processing four of these cores for the extraction of nematodes
- Identifying the most abundant taxa and retain these for genome sequencing
Cooperations are projects financed by the cooperation partners’ own funds and thus financially independent of the DFG-funded infrastructure priority program ‟Biodiversity Exploratories (BE)”. They complement the BE with further interesting research content on biodiversity research and in return benefit from the infrastructure of the Biodiversity Exploratories.