EndemixIT è un progetto di genomica della conservazione che ha lo scopo di studiare i genomi di cinque specie endemiche italiane a rischio di estinzione. L’obiettivo finale è quello di utilizzare i dati genomici per identificare le migliori strategie per proteggere queste specie. Il progetto è finanziato dal Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca e coinvolge gruppi di ricerca di diversi Atenei. È coordinato dal Prof. Giorgio Bertorelle presso l’Università di Ferrara.
Orsi bruni marsicani. Immagine concessa
dal Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise.
Foto di Valentino Mastrella.
- The activities of Endemixit presented at the 81st national congress of the Italian Zoological Society 10.11.2022The 81st congress of the Italian Zoological Society (UZI) was held between September 20th and 23rd, with several members of the team of the University of Trieste, where the congress took place being actively involved in the organizing committee. One of the three thematic symposia, entitled “Monitoring of biodiversity”, gave us the opportunity … Continue reading The activities of Endemixit presented at the 81st national congress of the Italian Zoological Society 10.11.2022
- Updates on Bombina pachypus chromosomes microdissectionThe first ChromSeq trial of Bombina pachypus is done! We isolated single chromosomes from cells fixed in metaphase using the technique of microdissection with an inverted microscope. The task was complicated by the large sized chromosomes of this species. Genetic material was then amplified using a Whole Genome Amplification kit and sequenced on … Continue reading Updates on Bombina pachypus chromosomes microdissection
- Endemixit in the primary school! 1.07.2022Communication and dissemination are an important goal of the ENDEMIXIT project. We organized a teaching activity suitable for primary school pupils, and we enjoyed offering it to two fourth-grade classes in Ferrara. The session lasted about two hours and was structured in three parts. Initially, we provided the students with a presentation of … Continue reading Endemixit in the primary school! 1.07.2022
- Where are we now? Part 7 – Refinement of genome assemblies 25.05.22We are finalizing the genome assembly of the Ponza grayling Hipparchia sbordonii, which is currently undergoing a manual refinement step. A comparative assessed of different de novo assembly strategies identified Canu as the best-performing algorithm: following different polishing and scaffolding steps, the genome assembly included 99 scaffolds (N50 = 10019938, L50 = 28 … Continue reading Where are we now? Part 7 – Refinement of genome assemblies 25.05.22
Il logo di Endemixit è stato prodotto da
Regis Rodriguez (www.regisdesign.it)