The Aquatic Invertebrates of Australia (AIA) DNA Database

2019-03-01T03:24:56Z (GMT) by Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems
Aquatic macroinvertebrates are regularly used for assessing the health of Australian river systems. These assessments rely on accurate identifications of the macroinvertebrate fauna present within monitoring sites. DNA barcoding is a method of obtaining genetic data from specimens that can be used to accurately identify specimens to species. However, in order to use DNA barcoding as a routine species identification tool, it is important to develop a database of identified specimens and their DNA barcodes.