The Urban Barcode Project is a science competition spanning the five boroughs of New York City. Just as a unique pattern of bars in a universal product code identifies each item for sale in a store, a DNA barcode is a DNA sequence that uniquely identifies each species of living thing. In the Urban Barcode Project, student research teams use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity in New York City.
Duration: 1 minutes, 18 seconds
Posted: March 10, 2011
DNA competition "New York" barcoding sequencing biodiversity school genetics, DNA barcoding, Urban Barcode Project
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