The goal of DNA Waterscan is to develop an expert system for water quality diagnosis, based on metabarcoding of macrofauna. We aim for i) a DNA library containing DNA barcodes of all 2.250 species of Dutch freshwater macrofauna, ii) optimized DNA protocols for metabarcoding bulk samples and water samples (eDNA), iii) a trait-based approach for freshwater quality diagnosis, and iv) an optimized bioinfomatics pipeline in Galaxy/Python. Project partners and stakeholders are EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, Rijnland District Water Control Board, STOWA and Deltares. The project is funded by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund.
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For more information contact t Berry van der Hoorn.