Project

DNA-barcoding in marine nematodes and the role of genetic diversity for the stability of populations under habitat disturbances

Duration
01 October 2007 → 31 August 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
dispersal dispersion population genetics nematodes microarrays
 
Project description

Nematodes are the most abundant and diverse phylum in the marine environment. DNA sequences will be tested to enable rapid identification of nematode species. In addition, the genetic composition of populations will be used to explore dispersal abilities of nematodes and to start experiments aiming at investigating the link between genetic diversity and population resistance against habitat disturbances.