DNA barcoding

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DNA barcoding

(bär′kō′dĭng)
n.
A method for identifying the species of a biological specimen, based on comparing the DNA barcode of the specimen to the DNA barcodes of known species.
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In addition, using clinical samples of HIV-positive and HIV-negative pregnant women from five different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa who are currently enrolled in a clinical trial with the aim to test the efficacy of Intermittent Preventative Therapy, I will (i) assess the frequency of resistance markers by direct sequencing, (ii) study the multiplicity of malaria infection using genetic barcoding and (iii) determine the densities of the transmission stages using stage-specific qPCR.