Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley
This episode explains the function of the CO1 gene, which is used for DNA barcoding animals. The gene codes for part of the protein cytochrome oxidase, which is integral to aerobic respiration and the generation of ATP. It is also idea for barcoding because of its not to fast/not too slow mutation rate.
About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.