CSI: Birding … barcoding the past, present and future

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The extinction of an animal is no longer the end of our opportunity to learn new things about its ecology and biology. The same technology that recently reconstructed the genome of the Neanderthal man and the 700,000 year-old horse is also being used to trace the movement of birds around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

Martin Collinson receives funding from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, The Anatomical Society, Newlife, Portuguese Ministry of Science, Wellcome Trust.


  • Conservation
  • DNA
  • Gene sequencing


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