Contact: Jessica Arriens
National Science Foundation
Caption: This shows university students performing DNA extraction at a Biodiversity Center of Belize workshop. DNA extraction is one step in the process of DNA barcoding. A relatively recent innovation, DNA barcoding uses a fragment of DNA to identify a species. These students were trying to identify fish species.
Credit: Marissa Bellino, Biodiversity Center of Belize
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