Mammoth Memory

Taxonomy based on DNA

With the introduction of DNA into taxonomy, analysis has changed.

Four methods of analysing DNA to help in taxonomy

The four methods of DNA analysis that are used in classification (taxonomy) are:

DNA base sequencing, DNA protein comparison, DNA hybridisation and DNA barcoding.

An annotated mnemonic that depicts all 4 methods of analyzing DNA

Out of the taxi comes a protesting teen (protein DNA) with her bass with sequins on (base sequencing DNA) and her baa baa sheep (bar coding). She is also wearing high bridged shoes (hybridisation).

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