life sciences

City fox and country fox – genetics reveal behavioural and physical barriers

The Zoology Department of the National Museum of Natural History is specialized in studies of the distribution of animal species using genetic methods. In 2019, the dispersal behaviour of Berlin foxes was investigated in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin.

DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work

Authors: HannahWeigand a, Arne J.Beermann b, Fedor Čiampor c, Filipe O.Costa de, Zoltán Csabai f,  Sofia Duarte de,  Matthias F.Geiger g,  Michał Grabowski h,  FrédéricRimet i, BjörnRulik g,  MalinStrand j,  NikolausSzucsich k,  Alexander M.Weigand ab,  EndreWillassen l,  Sofia A.Wyler m,  Agnès Bouchez i, Angel Borja, n, Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová c,  Sónia Ferreirao Klaas-Douwe B.

Genetic status of the endangered plant species Gladiolus palustris in the western part of its distribution area


Laura Daco 1,2,3 · Tiphaine Maurice 1,4 · Serge Muller 4,5 · Julie Rossa 1,4 · Guy Colling 1

1 Population Biology and Evolution, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, 25 rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2 Institut de Botanique, Université de Strasbourg, 28 rue Goethe, 67000 Strasbourg, France

3 Fondation faune-flore, 24 rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

4 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Environnements Continentaux (LIEC), Université de Lorraine, CNRS, UMR 7360, rue du Général Delestraint, 57070 Metz, France

Serological survey of feline viral pathogens in free‑living European wildcats (Felis s. silvestris) from Luxembourg

Authors: Mike Heddergott 1, Sandra Steeb 2, Natalia Osten‑Sacken 1,3, Peter Steinbach 4, Simone Schneider 1,5, Jacques P. Pir 1, Franz Müller 2,6, Lise‑Marie Pigneur 7, Alain C. Frantz 1

Camptochaeta luxemburgensis Heller, Hippa & Vilkamaa spec. nov. (Diptera: Sciaridae), a new cavernicolous species from Luxembourg