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Novel DNA sequencing techniques are an important development (e.g. Nanopore DNA sequencing). We explore the use of those techniques for generating useful information for species identification of wildlife vertebrates.

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Why is it important?

There is an important portion of total biological diversity that is still unknown on earth. Species identification (the ability to tell one species from another) is a complex task in many diverse biological groups. In addition to classic identification (based on morphology) molecular methods (using DNA information) are being adopted as a solution for these tasks. Traditional DNA sequencing has its technical limitations and novel techniques are advantageous for generating useful data in short time.

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This page is a summary of: Rapid mitochondrial genome sequencing based on Oxford Nanopore Sequencing and a proxy for vertebrate species identification, Ecology and Evolution, March 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6151.
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