CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) – Australia
Australia’s National Biodiversity DNA Library (NBDL) will use cutting edge technology to create DNA reference sequences for Australia’s species from expertly identified specimens held in Australian natural history collections, and make these freely available via an online portal.
The first priority area for this initiative is to generate whole mitochondrial genomes for all named species of marine vertebrate species that occur in Australia’s oceans. The NBDL will provide a foundation for biomolecular observation and will be key to transforming eDNA biomonitoring in the Australian region.
This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)
Start Date: 01/07/2022
End Date: 30/06/2032
Contact point: Jenny Giles – Jenny.Giles@csiro.au