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.
BIO and 60 Schools in Ontario find some 1400 insect species through DNA barcoding. Over 22000 new sequences thanks to 2000 eager students and a dedicated team.
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario offers distance education course in DNA Barcoding
The Kunming Institutes of Botany and Zoology, invite to the 5th International Barcode of Life Conference in Kunming, China from 27-31 October 2013 .