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Current inspiration: Brunei, Borneo. 7th sampling expedition in the framework of WWTF COCY project

Current inspiration: Brunei, Borneo. 7th sampling expedition in the framework of WWTF COCY project

Voluntary self-sacrifice in exploding ants: a mechanism to defend so-evolved microbiomes?

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September 08, 2017

The fate of the forest

Logging in Brunei is very small. Here are some excerpts from the official websites: Logging In the natural production forests, controlled harvesting of commercial and obligatory timber is permitted by the Government, under the supervision of the Forestry…

Bandar Seri Begawan

Sep 07, 2017 149
Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei inhabited by over 50 000 people. It is nice but the problem of…

COCY nests

May 30, 2016 277
COCY ants is a group of polydomous ants from the Colobopsis cylindrica clade. They are diurnal insects and…
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In may 2017 the seventh Borneo sampling expedition was completed. This probably was the last expedition to Brunei in the framework of the COCY project. We tried our best to collect as much data and materials as we could. We have been in the jungle for two months and it was incredible! This is the best place on earth for studies on biodiversity and high canopy research. It is quite sad that it is over but we are looking forward towards new projects in the tropical rain forest. {gallery}Borneo 2017{/gallery}

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Building website Mycocode.com

Mycocode.com is the website of Microbiology group of the Vienna Technical University.

Its research was initially focused on the diversity and molecular evolution of filamentous fungi and on the development of the bioinformatic tools for their identification. Currently we are challenged by the comparative genomics of filamentous fungi as the genomes of industrially important and plant beneficial mold Trichoderma and numerous related fungi have been sequenced.

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