Monthly Archives: December 2019

MinION: Democratising biodiversity research by misusing a portable long-read sequencer for short-read barcoding


Many animal species on Earth are awaiting discovery and description, but finding all these unknown species is a monumental task. Here, we discuss how the MinION, an affordable, portable sequencer could speed up the process of discovering new species and propose this tool for large-scale biodiversity discovery across the planet. Our paper expanding on what we discuss here published today in BMC Biology.

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