The Aquatic Invertebrates of Australia (AIA) DNA Database
posterposted on 01.03.2019 by Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems
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Aquatic macroinvertebrates are regularly used for assessing the health of Australian river systems. These assessments rely on accurate identifications of the macroinvertebrate fauna present within monitoring sites. DNA barcoding is a method of obtaining genetic data from specimens that can be used to accurately identify specimens to species. However, in order to use DNA barcoding as a routine species identification tool, it is important to develop a database of identified specimens and their DNA barcodes.