DNA Barcoding - DNA Sequencing and Species Identification, Part III

Date: 4/28/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 76 minutes
Presenter(s): Sharon Pepenella, DNA Learning Center
Audience: High school and college students and educators
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Activity description:

DNA Barcoding, Part 3 (of 3)
DNA barcoding allows for the identification of an organism through analysis of a short region of DNA within its genome, similar to how the pattern of bars in a universal product code (UPC) identifies each consumer product. Follow Dr. Sharon Pepenella through this three-part series as she introduces you to the wet lab procedures behind isolating, amplifying, and sequencing a barcode region of an organism’s DNA to identify the species!

In this DNALC Live session, you will:

• Gain an understanding of how DNA sequencing techniques determine the order of nucleotides in a region of DNA
• Identify organisms from their DNA barcode sequences using the Blue Line of DNA Subway