DNA barcode


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DNA barcode

n.
A short, standardized nucleotide sequence of an organism's DNA, usually from a mitochondrion or a chloroplast, used in DNA barcoding.
tr.v. DNA bar·coded, DNA bar·coding, DNA bar·codes
1. To sequence (a segment of DNA) for use in DNA barcoding.
2. To identify the species of (a given biological specimen) by means of its DNA barcode.
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