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Norway Identifies 1,165 New Species Since 2009
2013-12-19 12:18:03

Norwegian University of Science and Technology More than a thousand new species –nearly one-quarter of which are new to science – have been discovered in Norway since a unique effort to find and name all of the country's species began in 2009. The Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative is one of just two government efforts worldwide where scientists are being funded to find and catalogue the country's true species diversity. The Norwegian initiative is focused on describing poorly known...

2012-09-19 17:01:24

DNA barcoding developed by University of Guelph researchers has proven up to 88 per cent effective in authenticating natural health products, according to a new U of G study. The study appears in the latest issue of Food Research International. It´s a crucial finding because the health product industry is under-regulated worldwide and mislabeling poses economic, health, legal and environmental implications, says study author Mehrdad Hajibabaei. “Currently there is no other...

DNA Testing For Seafood
2011-11-28 11:22:56

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) recently officially approved DNA barcoding for seafood in hopes of preventing the growing issue of the mislabeling, both locally produced and imported, into the United States, Rod McGuirk of the Associated Press (AP) reports. Regulators from other countries are also considering adopting DNA barcoding as a cost-effective and highly reliable tool for identifying organic matter. The barcoding of DNA is essentially a standardized fingerprint that can...

2011-06-07 08:00:00

VENTURA HARBOR, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) today announced an award from the National Science Foundation to launch the Barcoding Life's Matrix Project. Funded through the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program, the three-year project seeks to address science education reform agenda by enlisting the participation of high school students in building a reference DNA barcode library of fish and invertebrate species...

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2011-05-18 08:05:00

In just 10 weeks a team of Canadian researchers has succeeded in 'barcoding' 28,000 moth and butterfly specimens "“ or about 65 percent of Australia's 10,000 known species "“ held at CSIRO's Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) in Canberra. Conducted in collaboration with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) as part of the International Barcode of Life (IBoL), the project involved extracting DNA from each specimen to record its unique genetic code and entering the results,...

2010-12-20 06:00:00

VENTURA, Calif. and HERCULES, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB), a recognized leader in its ongoing efforts to engage students in DNA barcoding, and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, today announced a collaboration to co-develop DNA barcoding instructional activities for the classroom. The collaboration merges Bio-Rad's expertise in the development...

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2010-10-31 08:25:00

Every species is being tracked through a DNA barcode in an attempt to keep track of the ones that are endangered, as well as those being shipped across international borders as food or consumer products. Researchers believe mobile devices will one day be able to read these digital strips of rainbow-colored barcodes to identify different species by testing tissue samples on site and comparing them to a database. Scientists using fragments of DNA are building the International Barcode of Life...

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2010-09-27 06:00:00

An international team of geneticists announced the opening of a DNA barcode library in Toronto, Canada which represents nearly 80,000 species. The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) was officially launched by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen Murray, during an event at Toronto's CN Tower on Saturday, September 25. The aim of the project is to eventually build a digital ID system for all life on the planet which could help to reduce the time and cost of species...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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