Hiding in plain sight

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Dec 1, 2007

Hiding in Plain Sight

DNA barcoding can help uncover new species that are morphologically indistinguishable from closely related species. In some cases, these look-alikes were misidentified for decades. Here are some examples of species whose barcodes differ enough to be considered for renaming as a new species.

by Bob Grant

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