Latest DNA barcoding Stories
Just because you don't swallow the worm at the bottom of a bottle of mescal doesn't mean you have avoided the essential worminess of the potent Mexican liquor, according to scientists at the University of Guelph.
Two New York City high school students exploring their homes using the latest high-tech DNA analysis techniques were astonished to discover a veritable zoo of 95 animal species surrounding them, in everything from fridges to furniture, from sidewalks to shipping boxes, and from feather dusters to floor corners.
While most of us would never willingly consume a highly endangered species, doing so might be as easy as plucking sushi from a bento box.
Scientists have borrowed a monitoring technique from supermarkets by creating a collection of so-called â€œDNA barcodesâ€ to understand how the diets of animals would change with global warming.
Researchers from several institutions including the University of Colorado at Boulder have sequenced DNA "barcodes" for as many as 25 hunted wildlife species, providing information that can be used to better monitor the elusive trade of wildlife products, or bushmeat.
Demonstrating that short genetic sequences identify migratory marine species.
A new tool proved for tracking the global trade in wildlife.
After four years of debate, an international team of scientists from 25 institutions has finally agreed on a standard "DNA barcode" for plants for quick and easy identification of species.
An international team of scientists, including botanists from the University of Toronto, have identified a pair of genes which can be used to catalogue the world's plants using a technique known as DNA barcoding
The goal of DNA barcoding is to find a simple, cheap, and rapid DNA assay that can be converted to a readily accessible technical skill that bypasses the need to rely on highly trained taxonomic specialists for identifications of the world's biota.