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One of our favourite articles is Chang et al. (2020): “Takeaways from mobile DNA barcoding with BentoLab and MinION”.

In this study, the authors undertook same-day DNA barcoding for biodiversity exploration on a fishing boat in Singapore, collecting a range of sea animals (from fish to corals to starfish) in the morning by diving, and using Bento Lab and Oxford Nanopore MinION to DNA barcode the samples in the afternoon. They also validated their results by comparison to Illumina sequencing from the same samples.

This article not only shows how PCR and DNA work can be done anywhere (few labs could be more improvised than one on a fishing boat) but it’s also a great resource for anyone interested in doing similar Bento Lab + MinION workflows in the field.

Read our blog on this story here, and check out the article below:

Chang et al. (2020). Takeaways from mobile DNA barcoding with BentoLab and MinION. Genes, 11(10), 1121.

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