Deciphering DNA from historical tropical specimens
As cryptic speciation is a common phenomenon in the tropics, tropical specimens are ideal for its study. However, high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies offer molecular genetic solutions to obtain sequence data from historical specimens, facilitating the research without the need for freshly collected tissue samples. The EU-funded HighThroughFROGS project will combine phylogenomic, systematics, and biogeographic studies to obtain sequence data from historical specimens using South East Asian frogs as focal taxa. The project aims to assess the feasibility of and to improve exome-capture techniques for retrieving historical DNA from type specimens. Moreover, HighThroughFROGS will introduce the application of modern techniques in tropical countries for quantifying their high biodiversity and developing conservation actions for cryptic species.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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