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The MetaTAXOMIC-RMQS project is designed to characterize the bacterial taxonomic diversity of French soils using the Network for the Measurement of Soil Quality (RMQS). The network consists of 2200 soil samples from throughout France with very precise physicochemical and environmental characterization for each sample. Telluric bacterial diversity was analyzed using massive sequencing techniques (pyrosequencing) for the taxonomic genes (rrs) directly from the DNA extracted from the soil. The project enables:
MetaTAXOMIC-RMQS is positioned as a « basic research project » while there are also parallel technical objectives, which consist in developing bioinformatics and statistical tools enabling high-throughput analysis of taxonomic sequences and their provision to the scientific community via certain platforms (GenoSol, GenoTool, Genoscope, etc.). The operational objectives are as follows:
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.