Universal multigene marker may revolutionize biodiversity research

Genetic fingerprints of species in the age of genomics:

An international team led by scientists from the Museum Koenig in Bonn (Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change) has for the first time successfully tested a universal set of genes for the systematic characterization of different animal species. Many of the methods used to date for the molecular recording of biodiversity are still often flawed because they only use one genetic marker, which often does not correctly reflect species and genetic patterns at the genomic level.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft