General Information

The goal of DNAqua-Net is to nucleate a group of researchers across disciplines with the task to identify gold-standard genomic tools and novel eco-genomic indices and metrics for routine application for biodiversity assessments and biomonitoring of European water bodies. Furthermore, DNAqua-Net provides a platform for training the next generation of European researchers preparing them for the new technologies. Together with water managers, politicians and other stakeholders, the group develops a conceptual framework for the standard application of eco-genomic tools as part of legally binding assessments.

As in all disciplines, there is field-specific terminology that might require some further explanation. This Glossary will help you get familiar with most of the used terminology in the field of DNA-based biomonitoring.

Frequently asked questions on the topic can be found here. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (MBMG) is an innovative open access journal which publishes papers on metabarcoding and metagenomics from both basic and applied aspects.