DNA Barcode Helps Scientists ID Bird Species

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Subject: DNA Barcode Helps Scientists ID Bird Species
From: "Dean Cutten" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 04:54:54 -0600

Scientists have developed a new technique for species identification in the
form of a DNA barcode. See

The paper can be accessed at

The interesting point here is that 14 pairs of North American bird species with separate identities are in fact DNA twins and no less than 8 gull species are virtually DNA identical. It also goes the other way. Unique DNA barcodes from provisional new bird species were obtained from a number of look-alike specimens. This barcoding could have implications in the future on species listings.

Dean Cutten
Victor Harbor,  SA

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