Welnicz W.,Wildau University of Applied Sciences |
Welnicz W.,University Poznan |
Grohme M.A.,Wildau University of Applied Sciences |
Kaczmarek L.,University Poznan |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research | Year: 2011
Among the tardigrades, distinguishing between species from the 'hufelandi group' and between species from genus Milnesium is based primarily on morphological data. These are difficult and time-consuming to obtain and are very often not sufficient. In this study, we promote the ITS2 marker as the most suitable tool for distinguishing closely related species with low morphological diversity. We present new molecular records of Macrobiotus polonicus and Milnesium tardigradum to validate their current phylogenetic position within Tardigrada and to resolve, in further analyses, the phylogenetic relationships within the 'hufelandi group' and among species from the genus Milnesium. Moreover, we provide a reliable method to obtain the complete 18S rDNA and ITS2 sequences. The present study includes also the analyses of ITS2 secondary structures. © 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Charvat K.,Wirelessinfo |
Esbri M.A.,Atos Origin |
Mayer W.,PROGIS |
Charvet Jr. K.,Wirelessinfo |
And 3 more authors.
2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014 | Year: 2014
The agriculture sector is a unique sector due to its strategic importance for both citizens (consumers) and economy (regional and global), which ideally should make the whole sector a network of interacting organizations. Rural areas are of particular importance with respect to the agro-food sector and should be specifically addressed within this scope. The FOODIE project aims at building an open and interoperable agricultural specialized platform hub on the cloud for the management of spatial and non-spatial data relevant for farming production; for discovery of spatial and non-spatial agriculture related data from heterogeneous sources; integration of existing and valuable European open datasets related to agriculture; data publication and data linking of external agriculture data sources contributed by different public and private stakeholders allowing to provide specific and high-value applications and services for the support in the planning and decision-making processes of different stakeholders groups related to the agricultural and environmental domains. © 2014 IIMC.