DNA barcodes catalogue animals

Olle af Geijerstam olle.af.geijerstam at gotlandica.se
Thu May 15 11:56:26 EDT 2003


Several organizations, including the US National Museum of Natural History 
at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, are also beginning to 
apply the technique.

"It's an exciting tool - thus far I've been impressed by the results," says 
museum entomologist Scott Miller. Members of museum staff are discussing 
whether to launch a large-scale barcoding effort for the museum's 
collections. Barcoding can work with small fragments, such as an insect's 
leg, and on specimens collected decades ago.


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