Beetle

Beetle expert David Hawks of UC Riverside drops a tarsus (foot) from a rain beetle into a microcentrifuge tube that contains a liquid that will allow the DNA to be isolated and sequenced. Hawks uses DNA to identify specific species of the beetles.
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( Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times )

Beetle expert David Hawks of UC Riverside drops a tarsus (foot) from a rain beetle into a microcentrifuge tube that contains a liquid that will allow the DNA to be isolated and sequenced. Hawks uses DNA to identify specific species of the beetles.

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