Friday, January 15, 2016

Guelph barcoding centre gets $323,000

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is putting another $323,000 into the barcoding program at the University of Guelph's Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

The CFIA says it wants to “create tools to use genomics and DNA barcoding to improve species identification for early detection of plant pests and mislabelled fish and seafood.” 

The CFIA says the money will also “support the development of a program to help enhance cooperation between CFIA and (U of G – BIO) scientists, leverage opportunities in genomics to modernize regulatory programs, and prevent entry of invasive plant pests.”