Navigation Links
US-French research team to barcode an entire ecosystem
Date:12/7/2007

Berkeley -- In the middle of the South Pacific, about 12 miles west of Tahiti, is a tropical island that soon will emerge as a model ecosystem, thanks to the efforts of a U.S.-French research team led by University of California, Berkeley, biologists.

Moorea, home of the UC Berkeley Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station and France's Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE), will be the site of an ambitious project to create a comprehensive inventory of all non-microbial life on the island. Supported by a new $5.2 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Moorea Biocode Project over the next three years will send researchers climbing up jagged peaks, trekking through lush forests and diving down to coral reefs to sample the French Polynesian island's animal and plant life.

"This is the first effort to catalog and barcode an entire tropical ecosystem, from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the mountains," said George Roderick, UC Berkeley professor of environmental science, policy and management, curator of the campus's Essig Museum of Entomology and co-principal investigator of the project.

"We're constructing a library of genetic markers and physical identifiers for every species of plant, animal and fungi on the island, then making that database publicly available as a resource for ecologists and evolutionary biologists around the world," he said. Roderick is a former director of the Gump Station, where the National Science Foundation has established one of its 26 Long Term Ecological Research sites (the Moorea Coral Reef LTER).

Other lead investigators on this project include Neil Davies, executive director of the Gump Station; Craig Moritz, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; Serge Planes, research scientist with France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Sci
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
2. Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
3. Dominant cholesterol-metabolism ideas challenged by new research
4. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
5. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
6. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
7. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
8. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
9. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
10. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
11. Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
US-French research team to barcode an entire ecosystem
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014) Scientists at The New York Stem ... closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy ... , For the first time, NYSCF scientists ... skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple ... to induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... York, NY - July 24, 2014 -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, ... from the long-term, randomized, active control Phase 3 study ... iron-based phosphate binder, for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in ... PERFECTED study (PhosphatE binding and iRon delivery with FErric ... Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... YORK, NY (July 24, 2014) Scientists at ... Institute are one step closer to creating a ... a patient,s own cells. , For the ... (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients ... developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NYSCF scientists one step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 2Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 3Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 4NYSCF scientists 1 step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2
... Hopkins scientists seems to have discovered an almost-too-easy way to ... potent versions. Their finding, reported this week in Nature, could ... but also other body tissues. What the researchers ... neural stem cells the sort that might be used ...
... The giant panda is not at an evolutionary dead end ... new research involving scientists from Cardiff University. Previous ... requirements and slow reproductive rates have led to a lack ... extinction. Now a study by Professor Michael Bruford ...
... August 23, 2007 On August 16, the Food and ... sold under the brand name Coumadin. The new label suggests ... be safer for patients with variations in two genes, CYP2C9 ... testing, which may be a useful tool in determining appropriate ...
Cached Biology News:When is a stem cell not really a stem cell? 2American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... DUBLIN , July 24, 2014 ... the "Global Cell Culture Market 2014-2018" report ... Cell culture is the in vitro ... such as research, cell studies, and biopharmaceutical production. Cell ... vaccine production. Cell culture instruments and cell culture consumables ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Your cell phone may stay charged ... storage capacity. , New research indicates that lithium-ion ... at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and ... components will perform as electrodes. , The growing ... for higher-performance batteries. Several key characteristics of lithium-ion ...
(Date:7/24/2014)...  CorMedix Inc. (NYSE MKT: CRMD), a pharmaceutical ... for the prevention and treatment of cardiorenal and ... July 18, 2014 from the NYSE MKT LLC ... plan to regain compliance with continued listing standards ... is continuing the Company,s listing and has granted ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014 2014 Deep Research Report ... a professional and in-depth research report on Potassium ... basic information, including its definition, classification, application, ... research covers the international market analysis, including China’s ... covering macroeconomic environment & economic situation analysis, the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Cell Culture Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, EMD, GE Healthcare, Lonza Group, Sigma Aldrich and Thermo Fisher Scientific 2Getting More Life out of Lithium-ion Batteries 2CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 2CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 3Potassium Sulphate Market & SHMP Industry 2014 (Global, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Potassium Sulphate Market & SHMP Industry 2014 (Global, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Potassium Sulphate Market & SHMP Industry 2014 (Global, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 4
... , , ROCKVILLE, Md., ... has announced that 263 regulatory professionals achieved Regulatory Affairs ... RAC credential is administered by RAPS and is the ... product sector. , , (Logo: ...
... BEIJING, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that,the ... Republic,of China has issued the initial order to Sinovac ... to the initial order, Sinovac is,required to complete the ...
... September 4 Karolinska Development (publ),today announced that one ... clinical study of its candidate drug, tafoxiparin, a,new drug ... promising results of the Phase II trial bring the ... strategy. , Dilafor,s candidate drug, ...
Cached Biology Technology:263 Regulatory Professionals Achieve RAC Certification 2263 Regulatory Professionals Achieve RAC Certification 3Sinovac Obtains Initial Order of H1N1 Vaccine from Chinese Central Government 2Sinovac Obtains Initial Order of H1N1 Vaccine from Chinese Central Government 3Karolinska Development Portfolio Company Completes Successful Phase II Clinical Trial 2Karolinska Development Portfolio Company Completes Successful Phase II Clinical Trial 3
Request Info...
supplied with 10x reaction buffer...
... from yeast/leuconostoc overproducer ATP: ... EC 2.7.1.1/1.1.1.49. One unit of ... of D-glucose in 1 min ... One unit of G6P-DH will ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: