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DNA Barcoding

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An animation explaining how DNA barcodes can be used to identify species and answer questions about biodiversity, food fraud, and invasive species. The steps involved in DNA barcoding are explained, from sample collection, DNA isolation and PCR, through to sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.
Keywords:
DNA, DNA Learning Center, DNALC, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, CSHL, barcode, barcoding, gene, genetic, biodiversity, species, rbcL, COI, PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequence, sequencing
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