We are looking at using DNA for identification of cats and dogs. Having
talked with several manufactures, I get so many different opionions on
what equipment is needed. We do not need/want to do any type of
identification of potiental problems or traits or no type of research,
only to id this dog as 'number 1' and another dog as 'number 2'.
1) what is the *bare* min. equipment needed?
2) What is a good source of basic equipment (it can be old as long as it
works), ie not the latest and greatest?
3) With DNA Identification, do we need to sequence and store all pairs or
is there a specific subset that is unique enough for this identification?
4) I have found several 'free' software solutions for DNA analysis, etc.
Is there software that will take the 'sequence' and easily store it for
5) Does anyone know of a similar project in the works?
Thanks in advanced,
6) If later, we want to take it one step farther, to determine 'dog 1' is
the parent of 'dog 2'. How much *more* equipment and steps would be