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FRAME – Fungal Research in the Age of Museomic Exploration: revisiting historical lichen collections

Project description

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Net EU contribution
€ 210 911,04
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Partners (1)

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data