DNA barcoding

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  1. Garden blogs

    Quantifying the number of specimens in our herbarium

    A room in our Science Centre houses a herbarium – a special collection of dried pressed plant specimens, each attached to a sheet of card. But how many specimens exactly? Well, the truth is that this was not known for sure until recently.

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    Science in the rainforest of Borneo

    Research at the Garden doesn’t just focus on UK ecology. One of the Garden’s new Science interns joined a research trip to the rainforests of Borneo to see where DNA barcoding begins its journey.

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    You are what you eat: our ongoing honey bee research

    The Garden is using its hives and vast horticultural resource to investigate the foraging preferences of honey bees.

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    Natasha joins global crime-fight

    A Welsh scientist has joined an international fight to halt illegal trafficking of endangered species. Dr Natasha de Vere, Head of Science at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, is in Kenya teaching DNA barcoding techniques to their top boffins so they can identify species from tiny samples in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife […]

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