During our expedition we have planned to sequence species belonging to different taxonomic groups encountered in the field, through the use of a mobile lab called GENE, which is the first system, that can perform DNA extraction, amplification and sequencing outside a laboratory (see http://www.expeditionlab.bio). We have been able to perform the DNA sequencing in the field for few amphibian, reptile and mammal specie with encouraging results (link to the biodiversity page).

Introducing the new portable system for sequencing DNA on the field