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Latest DNA barcoding Stories

Is That Ginkgo Biloba Supplement Really What You Think It Is?
2014-12-15 02:36:00

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.

Euryapteryx
2014-03-05 04:24:55

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.

Our View On How Nature Is Structured Changed By DNA Barcodes
2014-01-21 14:11:58

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.

Marine Mammal Diversity Can Be Monitored Accurately With DNA
2013-12-30 16:05:20

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.

Developing DNA Barcode Libraries From Museum Collections
2013-12-30 13:26:26

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.

DNA Barcodes Help Identify Palms
2013-12-30 13:01:17

Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications.

Museum Bird DNA Is Ready To Use In Naturalis Biodiversity Center
2013-12-30 12:35:31

DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones.

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

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.

Species Such As The Cyber-Centipede Get Big Help From Big Data
2013-10-29 06:43:21

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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