Navigation Links
Museum bird DNA 'ready for use' in Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Date:12/30/2013

DNA barcoding is used as an effective tool for both the identification of known species and the discovery of new ones. The core idea of DNA barcoding is based on the fact that just a small portion of a single gene already can show that there is less variation between the individuals of one species than between those of several species.

Thus, when comparing two barcode sequences one can establish whether these belong to one single species (viz. when the amount of variation falls within the 'normal' range of the taxon under consideration and below a certain threshold level) or possibly to two species (when the amount exceeds this level).

A recent study in the open access journal ZooKeys sequenced 388 individuals of 147 bird species from The Netherlands. 95% of these species were represented by a unique barcode, but with six species of gulls and skuas having at least one shared barcode. This is best explained by these species representing recent radiations with ongoing hybridization. In contrast, one species, the Western Lesser Whitethroat showed deep divergences between individuals, suggesting that they possibly represent two distinct taxa, the Western and the Northeastern Lesser Whitethroat.

Our study adds to a growing body of DNA barcodes that have become available for birds, and shows that a DNA barcoding approach enables to identify known Dutch bird species with a very high resolution. In addition, some species were flagged up for further detailed taxonomic investigation, illustrating that even in ornithologically well-known areas such as the Netherlands, more is to be learned about the birds that are present.

"The barcoding approach is particularly useful in musea", comments Dr. Aliabadian, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, "This illustrates the value
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Mansour Aliabadian
mansour.aliabadian@naturalis.nl
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NJIT author to discuss newest book at Morris Museum on May 9
2. New museum-university partnership ushers in new era of environmental science education
3. First tests of old patent medicine remedies from a museum collection
4. CU-Boulder helps tap crowds to digitize museum records of bugs and plants
5. Scientists use DNA from a museum specimen to study rarely observed type of killer whale
6. Field Museum to receive federal grant for unlocking 350 million years of biodiversity
7. Field Museum scientists estimate 16,000 tree species in the Amazon
8. Single-cell parasites co-opt ready-made genes from host: UBC research
9. RedBrick Health Launches Open Integration and Partner Certification Program, Selects Fitbit, RunKeeper Among First to be "RedBrick Ready"
10. HALO: One-of-a-kind research aircraft ready for takeoff
11. Humans were already recycling 13,000 years ago
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Museum bird DNA 'ready for use' in Naturalis Biodiversity Center
(Date:9/18/2014)... ever starts a "frequent flyers" program, fruit flies surely ... laboratory has hosted increasing numbers of fruit fly research ... station in April, and another is scheduled launch to ... to launch in December. , Fruit flies are biomedical ... in space. Model organisms can reveal the basis for ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... have built the first smartphone app that automatically ... trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your ... -- and how that affects you. , The ... and loneliness to their academic performance, also may ... example, to monitor mental health, trigger intervention and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the ... entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand ... study, by an international team of researchers led by ... Tomas of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in ... ., Members of the team surveyed more than 1000 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 2Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 3Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 4New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 2New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 3New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 4Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems 2
... metal scaffolds inserted into blood vessels, to better deliver ... the risk of inflammation that often negates initial benefits. ... an extremely thin layer to bare metal surfaces, may ... make use of metallic implants. , Cardiologists frequently treat ...
... history's worst infectious diseases, but there are many more diseases ... society needs to confront to unlock the future promise of ... focus of a new report by the American Academy of ... been profound. Many diseases that formerly raged unchecked are ...
... flow of carbon through soil is ten times greater than the ... but until now how this happens was at best poorly understood. ... carbon. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have been able ... class of insects to expose the key underground carbon traffic system ...
Cached Biology News:Bare metal stents deliver gene therapy to heart vessels with less inflammation in animal studies 2Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines 2Bugs expose underground carbon traffic system 10 times more important than fossil fuel burning 2
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 MediVet America ... perform a groundbreaking surgery at the specialized Wolvega Horse ... superficial digital flexor tendon was ruptured 90% and her ... injury is a death sentence for a horse. , ... stem cell treatments . This revolutionary regenerative option ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found ... the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent ... C. Using the new technique in mice, the researchers ... skin cells by more than 20-fold compared with the ... reliable, and thus should generally accelerate research aimed at ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014  An entire month is dedicated to one ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) – a debilitating neuromuscular disease affecting ... atrophy, weakness, and foot and hand deformities. CMT affects ... CMT is a progressive disease, and over time patients ... devices such as leg braces, wheelchairs and scooters to ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Pfenex Inc. ... the development of high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins ... presenting at the 21 st Annual NewsMakers in ... . Bertrand Liang , chief executive officer ... development programs and business strategy on Friday, September 26, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:World’s first tendon replacement using Nanofiber and activated MediVet Stem Cell Fraction 2World’s first tendon replacement using Nanofiber and activated MediVet Stem Cell Fraction 3NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 2NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 3September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Awareness Month - Scheduled events, activities and important partnerships announced throughout the month! 2Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2
... half of Americans living with colorectal cancer will ... course of their disease. Radiofrequency ablation, a minimally ... tumor causing cancer cell death with minimal associated ... prolongation of their life by nearly three years, ...
... a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that its financial results for the year ended 2009 will be released on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 ... , ... ... ...
... , March 16, 2010 Elbit Imaging,(NASDAQ: EMITF ) ("Elbit Imaging" "Company") announced today that its,wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Medical Ltd., ... the Tel Aviv,Stock Exchange. , ... , ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:Living longer: Colon cancer patients gain time with radiofrequency ablation treatment 2Living longer: Colon cancer patients gain time with radiofrequency ablation treatment 3PharmAthene to Host Year-End 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2PharmAthene to Host Year-End 2009 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 3Elbit Imaging Announces Filing of Draft Prospectus for its Subsidiary Elbit Medical Ltd. for Float on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 2Elbit Imaging Announces Filing of Draft Prospectus for its Subsidiary Elbit Medical Ltd. for Float on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 3Elbit Imaging Announces Filing of Draft Prospectus for its Subsidiary Elbit Medical Ltd. for Float on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 4Elbit Imaging Announces Filing of Draft Prospectus for its Subsidiary Elbit Medical Ltd. for Float on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 5Elbit Imaging Announces Filing of Draft Prospectus for its Subsidiary Elbit Medical Ltd. for Float on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 6
OmniSlide thermal Cycler for slide applications. 20 slide capacity. Humidity Chamber. Slide Rack can be transferred directly to Wash Module to avoid handling individual slides....
HyPro 100, includes 5 x HyPro20 and HyPro Cabinet. 100 slide capacity. Active vibration system, slide rack and humidity chamber. Ideal for microarray and in situ hybridization....
HyPro 20 system for slide hybridization. 20 slide capacity. Active vibration system, slide rack and humidity chamber. Ideal for microarray and in situ hybridization....
... are cytopathic effect inhibition assays, also known as ... tissue culture supernatents; serum from PK studies and ... is defined as the quantity of interferon required ... viral infection by 50%. All standards ...
Biology Products: