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DNA Barcoding from NYC to Belize

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Science  20 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6165, pp. 1462-1463
DOI: 10.1126/science.1230006
  • NYC students working with curriculum.

    (A) Students cataloging diversity and collecting samples from Inwood Hill Park in Northern Manhattan for unit 1 of the curriculum. (B) Students in the science research lab at their high school, extracting DNA in order to generate barcodes.

    PHOTO CREDITS: MARISSA BELLINO
  • Belizean investigation of mislabeled local fish.

    (A) Size and physical characteristics of purchased fish fillets. (B) Results from gel electrophoresis confirming amplification of COI gene. (C) Trace file of DNA sequence from local fish fillet sample. (D) Red Snapper, confirmed by DNA barcode but mislabeled by vendors.

    PHOTO CREDIT:(A AND B) MARISSA BELLINO, (C) DNA SUBWAY, (D) U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
  • PHOTO CREDIT: AUDREY C. TIERNAN
  • PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH SHATZ PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DNA Barcoding from NYC to Belize

    Stephen E. Harris, Marissa Bellino

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