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.
DNA barcoding has been recognized as a game-changing breakthrough by the Council of Ontario Universities.
The March issue of the Barcode Bulletin is now available. It includes an update on the upcoming conference and highlights initiatives in DNA barcoding research, applications and education.
DNA barcoding conducted at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding provided evidence in a case of carved elephant ivory tusks ceased by Environment Canada.
Conference website is now live with information on registration, abstract submission, plenary speakers, workshops and more.