Urban Barcode Project Team Backyard Friends
Urban Barcode Project
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
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Using DNA Barcoding to Identify Plant Species in our Backyards
Dayanara Hernandez, Samina Radia, Chinenye Ekwueme, Kenzo Cheah
High School for Health Professions and Human Services, Manhattan
Rocheli Apilan


Plants are an essential part of the ecosystem and our everyday life. The oxygen humans and animals respire come from plants, and the carbon dioxide (CO2) we exhale in return leads to the production of photosynthesis that stimulates the plants' growth. In the development of towns and cities, greenery has always played a significant role since ancient times. Green space elements (e.g. trees, small gardens, green parks, or green areas on any building) are all visible components of the structure of the city, forming part of the urban fabric structure. These vegetation types live in fixed locations of NYC boroughs and survive affliction by amalgamating growth responses to diverse environmental indications. This study aims to show how vegetation has strategic importance in the contemporary urban environment. This would help us determine the impact of small plants that, no matter how insignificant and common they are, show that they are distinctive in places similar to NYC that have problems


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