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Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization

Van Ee , Benjamin [1], Siritunga, Dimuth [1].

Expanding Research Opportunities for Hispanic Students through DNA Barcoding of Three Agriculturally Important Plant Families in Puerto Rico.

Over the past two years we have conducted DNA barcoding workshops with University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez undergraduate students. The intent of the workshops is to expose the students to molecular laboratory methods and bioinformatic processes. The demand for participation in the workshops has been high, making it possible to be selective of the participants. Nearly all of the participants have been upper-level Biology and Agriculture students. Extensive pre-and post-workshop assessments of the participants have revealed numerous misconceptions about species concepts, phylogenetics, and what can be done by sequencing DNA.

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1 - University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Call Box 9000, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 00680, Puerto Rico

DNA barcoding
undergraduate education.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 12, Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization
Location: 105/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 4:45 PM
Number: 12012
Abstract ID:896
Candidate for Awards:None

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