Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of by Claire Waterton,Rebecca Ellis,Brian Wynne

By Claire Waterton,Rebecca Ellis,Brian Wynne

DNA Barcoding has been promoted considering 2003 as a brand new, speedy, electronic genomics-based technique of picking common species in accordance with the concept a small normal fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully determine and support to categorise each species on the earth. the terror that species have gotten extinct earlier than they've got ever been identified fuels barcoders, and the rate, scope, economic climate and ‘user-friendliness’ claimed for DNA barcoding, as a part of the bigger ferment round the ‘genomics revolution’, has additionally inspired gives you that it can encourage humanity to opposite its biodiversity-destructive habits.


This booklet is predicated on six years of ethnographic study on altering practices within the id and category of normal species. expert either through technology and expertise experiences (STS) and the anthropology of technology, the authors examine DNA barcoding within the context of a feeling of concern – bearing on worldwide biodiversity loss, but additionally the felt inadequacy of taxonomic technology to handle such loss. The authors chart the categorical adjustments that this innovation is propelling within the accumulating, organizing, interpreting, and archiving of organic specimens and biodiversity info. As they accomplish that they spotlight the various questions, ambiguities and contradictions that accompany the hunt to create a genomics-based environmental technoscience devoted to biodiversity security. They ask what it could actually suggest to know ambiguity, contradiction, and extra extra publicly as a constitutive a part of this and different genomic technosciences.


Barcoding Nature should be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology of technology, technology and expertise stories, politics of our environment, genomics and post-genomics, philosophy and historical past of biology, and the anthropology of science.

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