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Species identification

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We have an extensive range of PCR primers to enable species diagnostics using DNA sequence and quantitative PCR approaches.

We utilise a combination of our own databases, Barcode of Life Database (BOLD), collaborations with museums and other institutes, as well as GenBank to provide reference sequences for comparison. Where possible, we only use sequences that have been validated by being cross-referenced to a formally identified specimen.

We ensure our facilities meet the standards required under this scheme.

Examples include: