Hamilton District Christian School student have DNA barcodes created through the University of Guelph

Community Jun 05, 2015 Ancaster News

Biology students at Hamilton District Christian High recently collected soil specimens from around the school and sent them to the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Guelph to have DNA barcodes created.

 The University of Guelph, world leaders in DNA-based species identification, has created a databank of DNA barcodes. Every species on the planet has a unique DNA sequence and therefore a unique barcode.   

Using LifeScanner kits and an app on their iPads, students scanned vials of their samples and uploaded pictures, data on their specimens and where they were collected. The University of Guelph will extract the DNA, amplify it, sequence it and create the barcode for it.  It will then compare the barcode to the databank.

 The technology has many applications, including identifying species of birds that cause bird strikes to planes, and is also used to identify the movement of invasive species.

 

Hamilton District Christian School student have DNA barcodes created through the University of Guelph

Community Jun 05, 2015 Ancaster News

Biology students at Hamilton District Christian High recently collected soil specimens from around the school and sent them to the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Guelph to have DNA barcodes created.

 The University of Guelph, world leaders in DNA-based species identification, has created a databank of DNA barcodes. Every species on the planet has a unique DNA sequence and therefore a unique barcode.   

Using LifeScanner kits and an app on their iPads, students scanned vials of their samples and uploaded pictures, data on their specimens and where they were collected. The University of Guelph will extract the DNA, amplify it, sequence it and create the barcode for it.  It will then compare the barcode to the databank.

 The technology has many applications, including identifying species of birds that cause bird strikes to planes, and is also used to identify the movement of invasive species.

 

Hamilton District Christian School student have DNA barcodes created through the University of Guelph

Community Jun 05, 2015 Ancaster News

Biology students at Hamilton District Christian High recently collected soil specimens from around the school and sent them to the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Guelph to have DNA barcodes created.

 The University of Guelph, world leaders in DNA-based species identification, has created a databank of DNA barcodes. Every species on the planet has a unique DNA sequence and therefore a unique barcode.   

Using LifeScanner kits and an app on their iPads, students scanned vials of their samples and uploaded pictures, data on their specimens and where they were collected. The University of Guelph will extract the DNA, amplify it, sequence it and create the barcode for it.  It will then compare the barcode to the databank.

 The technology has many applications, including identifying species of birds that cause bird strikes to planes, and is also used to identify the movement of invasive species.