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A universal DNA mini-barcode for biodiversity analysis

Meusnier, Isabelle and Singer, Gregory AC and Landry, Jean-François and Hickey, Donal A. and Hebert, Paul DN and Hajibabaei, Mehrdad (2008) A universal DNA mini-barcode for biodiversity analysis. BMC Genomics, 9. p. 214. ISSN 1471-2164

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-9-214


The goal of DNA barcoding is to develop a species-specific sequence library for all eukaryotes. A 650 bp fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase 1 (CO1) gene has been used successfully for species-level identification in several animal groups. It may be difficult in practice, however, to retrieve a 650 bp fragment from archival specimens, (because of DNA degradation) or from environmental samples (where universal primers are needed).

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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 16:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2017 06:50
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1267

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