Species identification using DNA Bar-codingof mitochondrial COI

As part of biodiversity research, CMDN has beencollaborating with the Griffith University (Australia) toidentify species using DNA analysis on various biologicalsamples collected from long term biodiversity researchplots (PPBio plots) from the Chitwan National Park.Samples were collected in 2013 and were analyzed atCMDN laboratory to identify species using DNA sequenceinformation of COI region of mitochondrial DNA. This willgreatly help in proper identification of species. This workcontinues as part of CMDN’s effort in building biodiversitydatabase in Nepal.