DNA Barcoding Suggests Migratory Canada Geese Caused Hudson River Crash | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Migratory Canada geese were the culprits in the Hudson River plane crash earlier this year, according to a team of Smithsonian Institution and US Department of Agriculture researchers who used DNA barcoding, stable isotope testing, and feather analyses to assess bird remnants pulled from the engines of the downed jet. The research appeared online today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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