JU barcodes DNA of 150 insects

JU barcodes DNA of 150 insects

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Savar, Dhaka – DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) barcoding of a total of 150 insect-species has successfully been done in Jahangirnagar University (JU).JU Zoology department, in association with World Bank (WB) and Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), run the experiment at its DNA laboratory.
Chairman of the department Prof Dr. Monwar Hossain, also sub-manager of the project, came up with the information at the closing program to the project on Thursday.
The dept. collected insects of 600 species in total while barcoded the DNAs of a total of 150.
Apart from those, the department took a bid to conserve the extinct insects of different species at its laboratory.
Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Dr. Farzana Islam, as the chief guest, spoke at the program while Dean of the Biological Sciences Faculty Prof Dr. Abdul Jabber Hawlader and program officer of HEQEP Forhadul Islam bhuiyan addressed as the special guests among others. – JU Correspondent

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