In this project, we use DNA barcoding to identify the species of fish purchased at the grocery store or fish market to determine if the fish is correctly labelled.

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April 25, 2017 is DNA Day. Let's Talk Science is organizing two events to help students better understand the importance of DNA barcoding and synthetic biology for food security and health research.

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DNA barcoding is a tool that scientists use to classify organisms, but it has many other applications including detecting food fraud, catching poachers, and preserving species diversity.

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Viruses just don’t meet the requirements to be included in the Tree of Life. And although they have several ideas, scientists aren’t sure where viruses come from.

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Learn about the species around you using LifeScanner.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Life Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on Taxonomy.

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In this Action Project, students across Canada will be able to use DNA barcoding to find out if fish products from local grocery stores and markets are what they say they are. Register now for a FREE DNA sample kit.

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DNA barcoding is a genetic approach to species identification. Once a barcode sequence has been obtained for a species, it is placed in a database that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens. This ever growing library of DNA sequences also allows us to look into how species are related and how they came to be. This is what I am most interested in.

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I use DNA-based tools to identify species. We use them for many applications in both basic and applied research. My work has a special focus on using these tools to support Food Security.

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Life Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on Taxonomy.

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CurioCity resources which align with Manitoba's Biology 12 curriculum unit: Organizing Biodiversity

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CurioCity resources which align with Saskatchewan's Biology 30 Unit of Study: Organization of Life

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CurioCity resources which align with Prince Edward Island's Biology 521A (Grade 11) Unit 2: Biodiversity

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CurioCity resources which align with the Northwest Territories Biology 20 Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change

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