Great Outdoors &Science 07 Oct 2007 02:50 pm

The Palumbi Lab – Red Snapper or Not — DNA test

The Palumbi Lab: “Did you know that when you buy ‘Pacific Red Snapper’ it often isn’t Red Snapper at all? Pacific Red Snapper actually isn’t a species at all, it describes a number of different species, usually of Rockfish which are sold under that name. Steve shows Lynne Rosetto Kaspar (of NPR’s ‘The Splendid Table’) how to extract and sequence DNA from supermarket fillets to tell what kind of fish they really are.”

This includes a movie, of limited value.

Via the Palumbi Lab’s “Short Attention Span Science Theater.”

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