Salzburg | Website
The Core Facility Molecular Biodiversity Lab processes RNA, DNA and hormone samples using molecular biological and analytical techniques, which allow describing biodiversity on a molecular level. We apply techniques of DNA-Barcoding and Metabarcoding as well as genomical and population genetical techniques.
This includes the following work steps and notable equipment:
- DNA isolation ( including incubators),
- PCR (thermocyclers and UV-workstation),
- gel electrophoresis and gel documentation, DNA purification, next generation sequencing (Covaris Ultrasonicator, Magnetic Bead Purification),
- hormone extraction (orbital shaker, vakuum centrifuge).
In addition, a reverse osmosis ultrapure water system and various centrifuges (including a refrigerated centrifuge) are available. The Core Facility Molecular Biodiversity Lab is partner of ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life).
Univ.- Prof. Jan C. Habel
DNA-Isolation, single gene PCR (including DNA-Barcoding);
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
Expertises include isolation of RNA & DNA from various types of samples, PCR amplification of single genes (including DNA barcoding), fragment length analysis (microsatellite genotyping, AFLPs, RADseq), and next generation sequencing, including genome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, and targeted gene enrichment as well as genomic and sequence based numerical analystics. Other expertise includes the extraction of steroid hormones from blood plasma and feathers and the quantification of hormone titers using enzyme immunoassays.
Haus der Natur Salzburg
Avian life history in the Anthropocene – a study of physiological, morphological, behavioural and fitness responses to rapid habitat change in an East African forest specialist (ANTHROBIRD)
Bombina variegata in Seekirchen am Wallersee: monitoring of yellow-bellied toads in a former gravel pit
Kerstin Link, Andreas Maletzky
Austrian Barcoding of Life (ABOL)
LIVE: Phylogenetic and ecological determinants of fungi-algae-bacteria associations in lichens along latitudinal and elevational gradients
1/01/22 → 31/12/25
Ruprecht, U. W.
Immortal titans: Does a germline exist in the titan arum?
Hörger, A. & Socher, S.
1/01/21 → 30/06/23
Laina, D., Gfrerer, E., Scheurecker, V., Fuchs, R., Schleifer, M., Zittra, C., Wagner, R., Gibernau, M., Comes, H. P., Hörger, A., Dötterl, S.
Frontiers in Plant Science
Occurrence of apomictic conspecifics and ecological preferences rather than colonization history govern the geographic distribution of sexual Potentilla puberula
Flavia Domizia Nardi, Karl Hülber, Dietmar Moser, Henar Alonso-Marcos, Andreas Tribsch, Christoph Dobeš
Ecology and Evolution
DNA-Barcoding bei verschiedenen Pflanzengruppen (Moose, Farne, Nacktsamer, Bedecktsamer)
Acta ZooBot Austria