2022 Progress report: Taking eDNA underground: transforming assessment of subterranean ecosystems

MichelleGuzik/ September 6, 2022/ Uncategorized

BACKGROUND The Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP190100555 (LP19) was developed by researchers at The University of Adelaide (UA) and Curtin University (CU) in close collaboration with three of the largest resource companies in Australia (Rio Tinto, BHP, Chevron) (end-users), two governmental biodiversity stakeholders (Western Australian (WA) Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, and the WA Biodiversity Science Institute), one

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2 million year old water

MichelleGuzik/ January 19, 2021/ Uncategorized

This bottle contains Great Artesian Basin water that has travelled 2 million years to its southernmost extent, at the bottom of Lake Eyre, where we sampled it! Next steps will be filtering and sequencing to uncover its biological community using eDNA techniques.