DNA Barcoding Employed In Effort to Halt Tropical Disease Spread | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An African research team is using DNA barcoding to help track mosquitoes that spread a debilitating condition called lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis.

Researchers from the University of Ghana are using DNA barcoding to identify and map the mosquitoes that spread elephantiasis-spreading parasites. The research is being funded by a Philadelphia-based grant-making agency called JRS Biodiversity Foundation. The estimated cost of the project was not disclosed.

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