[PCA] NEWS: Plummers Island, Where All The Plants Are Bar-Coded

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Mon Oct 5 15:34:11 CDT 2009


The Island Of Bar Codes
Decoding Plummers Island
by Guy Raz, NPR
October 4, 2009

Islands are often the playgrounds of imaginary scientists, from Dr. Moreau 
to the researchers on the TV show Lost. But this place is real: an island 
where every single plant species has had its DNA analyzed and cataloged.

Plummers Island is just on the edge of the Potomac River and holds the 
distinction of being "the most studied island in North America."

See the link above for the full segment text and a link to listen to the 

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