What would it be like to live in a bio-literate world - a world where you could know, in minutes, the name of any animal or plant - any time, anywhere? And not just its name but everything about it - what are its habits, is it endangered, is it dangerous, should it even be there or is it an invader from somewhere else?
How could we use that knowledge to protect our planet's biodiversity and promote human health and well-being?
The International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken, is unlocking the door to that world by creating a digital identification system for life.
The new DNA barcoding mobile app, featured in Hemispheres magazine, invites everyone to collect specimens for identification.
New study shows that DNA barcoding can establish the structure of ecological interactions with a precision previously unconceived.
Newsletter includes the latest news on DNA barcoding from around the world as well as an editorial feature highlighting the key milestones in the development of DNA barcoding.
Close to 1500 insect species were collected in Ontario schoolyards during the Fall School Malaise Trap Program and identified through DNA barcoding. Over 100 of those species were new to BOLD.