Barcoding endangered sea turtles

September 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Pet Info Conservation geneticists who study sea turtles have a new tool to help track this highly migratory and endangered group of marine animals: DNA barcodes. DNA barcodes are short genetic sequences that efficiently distinguish species from each othereven if the samples from which the DNA is extracted are minute or degraded. Now, a recently published research paper by researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Canberra, among other organizations, demonstrates that this technology can be applied to all seven sea turtle species and can provide insight into the genetic structure of a widely-dispersed and ancient group of animals……..
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