We’re currently in the final stages of preparing ten plates; 9 from Norwegian waters for the Norwegian Barcode of Life project (NorBOL), and one plate of Polychaetes from the Marine Biodiversity of Western Africa (MIWA) project for submission to the BOLD database.
The shipment will consist of the following taxa groups:
…4 plates of polychaetes (bristle worms) from Norwegian waters. These have mainly been collected by the large projects MAREANO, BIOSKAG and PolySkag, and have been identified during workshops that we have arranged.
One plate of aplacophoran molluscs
One plate of ophiuroids (brittle stars), mainly from MAREANO and BIOSKAG
One plate of Amphipoda, mostly collected by MAREANO, but also samples collected during a teaching cruise from UNIS at Svalbard
One complete plate of Cumaceans…
..and one plate with Cumacea (bottom right), Mysida (bottom left) and Isopoda (top)
As well as one plate of African polychaetes.
Hopefully the sequencing will be successfull, and yield many new DNA barcodes!