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Reviving ghosts of taxonomy past: Identifying cryptic species using high-throughput sequencing of historical museum specimens for Asian ranids with gastromyzophorous tadpoles

Project description

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.

Coordinator

ZOOLOGISCHES FORSCHUNGSMUSEUM ALEXANDER KOENIG
Net EU contribution
€ 246 669,12
Address
Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 246 669,12

Participants (1)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00