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Students Performing a DNA Extraction in a Lab

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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Related news release: Beyond Mendel


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