The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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The molecular lab of the ZFMK has its origins in the late 90's and steadily developed into an important resort of research activities within the house.
We have now realized all the important technical preconditions for population genetics and molecular phylogenetics work which is mirrored by a quite high number of ongoing projects within these fields of research.
We routinely employ the standard techniques of PCR, automated sequencing for phylogenetic analyses and microsatellite techniques for populationgenetic questions. As well library preparation for high-throughput sequencing and long-read sequencing for genomics and transcriptomics approaches is frequently done. Our anchored hybrid enrichment protocols enable the generation of phylogenetic data even from old collection material.
One of our main goals is to simultaneously profit from the extensive museum collections and molecular approaches in studies of general evolutionary backgrounds.