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Analysis and availability

Upon reception, samples will be treated following relevant safety measures and subjected to DNA extraction and analysis of eukaryote (fungi, plants, animals, protists) and bacterial diversity following best practices ( The molecular and statistical analyses of this project will provide answers to our questions regarding the distribution of dust-associated microbial biodiversity. The results are communicated step-by-step to participants. The final analyses are published in high-ranking scientific journals, with all data sets made publicly available over the PlutoF work bench / biodiversity portal ( to each participant.