Volume 84 Issue 3 | pp. 27-30
Issue Date: January 16, 2006

Bar Coding Life

A global project to create a new framework for identifying all biological species gains momentum
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE

Every evening during collecting season between March and September for the past six years, Paul Hebert has flicked on an ultraviolet lamp on the grounds of his 2.5-acre property, just outside of Guelph, Ontario. In fluttering droves, the moths have come, alighting onto a white sheet hanging by the light. Each night and just before the following dawn, Hebert has knocked some of the hapless moths into a jar made lethal with a bed . . .

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