NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Australian research organizations have launched a A$2.5 million ($2.3 million) project to use genetic biomarkers to identify animal and plant species.

Led by Andrew Lowe, the chair in plant conservation biology at the University of Adelaide, the project is expected to accelerate the discovery and identification of unknown species, "advancing conservation and environmental management with economic benefit for the mining, fisheries, and forestry industries," the university said in a statement today.

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