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Freshwater Life: Document, Understand, Protect

Online survey open until 31 October 2017: People around the globe who work or have an interest in the research and protection of freshwater biodiversity are invited to contribute their experience and know-how.
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Take off: Remote Sensing of Inland Waters

An inter-institute measuring campaign for the remote sensing of various inland waters in Saxony-Anhalt shall provide new information about this type of data collection.
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Giant bacterium contains genomes for an entire population

It is known that some sulphur bacteria such as Achromatium oxaliferum can be extremely large and may contain several genome copies. But the fact that a single bacterial cell harbours hundreds of different(!) genomes is new – brand new.
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Being prepared for epidemical outbreaks

IGB scientists are now part of the “rapid deployment expert group to combat health threats”, which shall enable a faster international response to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
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Dead wood – living diversity

The team of the IGB project Baggersee is currently working on various quarry ponds in Lower Saxony: the researchers are particularly attracted by dead wood.
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Too many aquatic plants in the lake?

For several years, scientists and swimmers have observed a great increase in the number of aquatic plants in the Müggelsee. Whoever looks closely, also sees that the lake is currently very clear.

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