Species Discovery Using DNA Barcoding

Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Molecular Biology

In this stream/we will test molecular protocols for generating DNA barcoding for groups of organisms where species identification using morphology or ecology is hard. While participating in this stream/you will learn molecular techniques (different DNA extractions/PCR/cutting-edge genetics/bioinformatics/nanopore sequencing)/evolutionary thinking/and biodiversity monitoring. These techniques and analyses will help us recognize and catalog new species/know how they are genetically related and how their communities change over time. Plus/we will be able to understand how organisms interact across areas (for example/Central America) and eventually conduct real-time DNA barcoding in the field.

Stream Leaders

Rodolfo Probst, PhD
SRI Fellow