Drive Fast for Science

Posted by on October 10th, 2009

According to ScienceDaily it turns out those ugly yellow splotches of bug guts on your car can serve science. They use the bug guts to to do DNA sequencing to determine species distribution and other information.

To gather genetic material, they utilized a simple but effective collection method – the front bumper of a moving vehicle. Two samples of bug splatter were collected, the first after driving from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, and the second after traveling from Maine to New Brunswick, Canada.

link: Bug Splatter On Your Car’s Windshield Is A Treasure Trove Of Genomic Biodiversity

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