Gallery talk: Dr Natasha de Vere - Barcode Wales – DNA barcoding the flowering plants of Wales7. Jul - 7. Jul 12 / ended Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Free event - all welcome!
The Barcode Wales project has led to a number of successful art exhibitions and installations ranging from a community mosaic to an international exhibition linking DNA barcodes and photography.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales has led a project to make Wales the first nation in the world to have DNA barcoded all of its native flowering plants and conifers (all 1143 species). Using DNA barcoding we can identify plants from the tiniest fragment of leaf, seed or pollen grain. The applications are wide ranging - from looking at the use of honey to treat hospital infections to tracking the movements of endangered pollinators. The Barcode Wales project has also led to a number of successful art exhibitions and installations ranging from a community mosaic to an international exhibition linking DNA barcodes and photography.
For this talk Dr Natasha de Vere Head of Conservation & Research, National Botanic Garden of Wales will describe the creation and use of the DNA barcode resource and the art work that has been inspired by it.
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