Students Performing a DNA Extraction in a Lab (image) National Science Foundation Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.