Latest DNA barcoding Stories
Unfortunately, herbal supplements on the market are subject to mislabeling, and therefore consumers may not be getting the products and benefits they believe they are getting.
A report published in the journal PLOS ONE from a pair of researchers at Griffith University in Australia has refined the species status for the New Zealand moa – a large, extinct flightless bird.
To understand how feeding interactions are structured, researchers from Finland and Canada chose to focus on one of the simplest food webs on Earth: the moths and butterflies of Northeast Greenland, as attacked by their specialist enemies, parasitic wasps and flies developing on their prey (called host), killing it in the process.
Researchers have collaborated to determine whether or not DNA barcoding could be useful for monitoring marine mammal biodiversity. They determined that it could be a useful method in conjunction with a stranding network.
The ability to sequence the DNA of plants and animals has revolutionized many areas of biology, but the unstable character of DNA poses difficulties for sequencing specimens in museum collection over time.
Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications.
DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones.
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.
A new study, published in Biodiversity Data Journal, describes a new futuristic method for describing new species that moves far beyond traditional ones. This new method combines next generation molecular methods, barcoding, and novel computing and imaging technologies.
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