The Moss Bosses


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By Liz Darling (Sears) and Jesse Sills

Hi everyone! Now that the vascular plants of Canada DNA barcoding project is all finished (Read about it here), the team here at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics has moved on to another group of plants: the Bryophytes.  This term broadly encompasses all land plants that do not have any true vascular tissue, which includes the mosses, liverworts and hornworts.  Continue reading “The Moss Bosses”

Barcoding Canada’s Plants at the National Herbarium of Canada


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We currently have two BIO staff – Connor and Maryam – at the National Herbarium of Canada (NHC) sampling specimens of Canadian vascular plants.  As part of the International Barcode of Life Project, BIO is striving to DNA barcode every species of Canadian plant. Continue reading “Barcoding Canada’s Plants at the National Herbarium of Canada”