Tapping museum collections to uncover novel lichen-forming fungi species quickly and efficiently
Lichen-forming fungi play critical roles in the world’s ecosystems, and account for nearly one fifth of all fungal species. However, lichen-forming fungi have not been as well studied as other forms, so these estimates are expected to be quite low relative to the actual number of species. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the FRAME project will harness museomics, an emerging field that studies the genomic data of organisms available only in museum collections, to generate informative genomic sequences efficiently and at low cost and integrate essential organisms into our global biodiversity inventory.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme
Funding SchemeHORIZON-AG-UN - HORIZON Unit Grant
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