Postal addressCampus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, nº 7 | 4485-661 Vairão
Contact nameSandra Aresta
Phone number+351 252 660 400
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Main activitiesBiodiversity, Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Field of applicationBarcoding, Metabarcoding, Bioindication, BQE assessment, EQR calculation, Ecological status, Biodiversity evaluation, Alien species, Conservation Biology, Food security, Genetic markers, Habitat Directive, Invasive species, European Water Framework Directive, European Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Pressure diagnosis, Protected species, qPCR, ddPCR, Risk assessment, Species inventories
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ExpertiseMolecular ecology and genomics
Target ecosystemsAll surface freshwater, Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Marine water, Brackish water, Groundwater, Terrestrial ecosystems, Soils
Target species or taxonomic groupsFlora: Algae (including diatoms), Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Spermatophytes
Other: Fungi and lichens (including Myxomycetes), Microorganisms, Bacteria and Archaea, Protists, Virus (animal/human/plant), Phages and plasmids, Yeast and fungi
Other: Fossils, Macrofossils (Vertebrates/invertebrates), Microfossils (microorganisms/micro-remains of fauna and flora)
Invertebrates: Arthropods – Insects,
Arthropods – Arachnids,
Arthropods – Crustaceans/Myriapods, Nematods and Oligochaetes, Porifera (sponges), Mollusca (bivalves/gastropods/cephalopods),
Vertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
Sample typesBulk, Biological tissues, Water, Blood, Biofilm, Feather, Sediments, Hair, Soil, Feaces, Honey/Hive products
Certificationfollow standard good laboratory pratices for nonclinical laboratory studies
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