Summary

Beat the Geneticists

Can we identify a mystery plant sample in under 60 minutes using just DNA? All this week at #KewSciFest we'll be attempting to, as kids extract DNA and we try and sequence it...

Final score: SCIENTISTS 5 - 1 KIDS

CORRECT guesses

Fri 5th Aug (AM) » - Correctly IDd as Napenthes alata (data pending)

Sat 6th Aug (AM) » - Correctly IDd as Silene latifolia

Sat 6th Aug (PM) » - Correctly IDd as Erycina echinata

Sun 7th Aug (AM) » - Correctly IDd as Sorbus aria

Sun 7th Aug (PM) » - Correctly IDd as Beta spp.

WRONG guesses

None! So far...

Almost-there guesses

Fri 5th Aug (PM) » - Festival closing, ran out of sequencing time so had to guess - guessed wrong! Guessed correctly (Arabidopsis lyrata) after switching to a slightly better reference database. Lesson learnt.