A fish census in a glass of water? DNA offers clues.

by jeeg 17. January 2014 21:28
Researchers can now carry out a fish survey using just a glass of the water in which the fish live. A group of researchers collected about two pint glasses of water from California's Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon open sea tank. They then analyzed the DNA in the water samples to d... [More]

Marine Mammal Diversity Can Be Monitored Accurately With DNA

by jeeg 31. December 2013 18:15
Researchers have determined that DNA barcoding could be useful in accurately monitoring marine mammal biodiversity. Up to now, scientists have had a difficult time monitoring marine mammal biodiversity. Some species can be easily observed, while others are more difficult because of their scarcity... [More]
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