WP3.AZ2 - Biodiversity associated with extreme deep environments

The Action focuses on the characterization of biological diversity related to deep extreme environments, the identification of marine vertebrates and invertebrates, deep prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) benthic and planktonic and the characterization of deep viral benthic and planktonic biodiversity. Moreover, it analyzes unicellular prokaryotes- eukaryotes symbiosis, prokaryotes-metazoans symbiosis and metagenomic and metagenetic analysis. Furthermore, it considers collection, isolation and cultivation activities of microbial strains from deep water and sediments and genetic and genomic analysis of isolates.

Action leader Roberto Danovaro - CONISMA