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The Barcode Bulletin is the quarterly on-line newsletter of the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL). Send contributions, comments, suggestions, corrections to barcodebulletin@gmail.com and click here to receive email notifications about upcoming editions.


Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 2 - June 2016

CONTENTS: 7th International Barcode of Life Conference (Feature) | Exploring the Guests of Army Ants | Unexpected Cryptic Diversity in Socotra's Reptiles | A Bee-fly's Host, Facebook, and DNA Barcoding | ABS for DNA Barcoders, Part 2: Recipes for Compliance | To See a World in a Gram of Soil | CBG Training Program Launches New Website | So Different Outside but So Identical Inside: the Case of a Sea Slug | DNA Barcoding Mosquitoes in Southeastern Australia | Unraveling the Life Cycle of Shrimp | Uncovering Tiger Moth Diversity In Brazil's Most Endangered Biome

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 1 - March 2016

CONTENTS: Barcoding's Role in Bat Fatality Monitoring at Wind Farms (Feature) | Highlighting Earthworm Biodiversity Hotspots in French Guiana | ABS for DNA Barcoders, Part 1: Alphabet Soup | Investigating Ant Biodiversity in the Big City | Barcoding Mayflies to Improve Stream Quality Assessments | Can DNA Barcoding Solve Nomenclatural Problems? | Barcoding Lichens to Assess Air Pollution in Central Park | DNA Mini-barcodes for Saffron Identification | Family or Fashion? Colour Patterns in Arctic Bumblebees | Assessing Exotic Fauna from Maritime Ports | Sample Size Estimation for DNA Barcoding of Fishes | Call for Nominations for Training Course in DNA Barcoding

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 4 - December 2015

CONTENTS: Identifying Patterns in Neotropical Collembola Diversity (Feature) | Biodiversity and DNA Barcoding Symposium in Norway | DNA Barcoding in the Classroom: Investigating Fish Labeling | Crowdfunding for DNA Barcoding Educational Initiative | Environmental DNA Uncovers Past Biodiversity Changes | Monitoring Large Marine Vertebrates Through DNA Barcoding | Metabarcoding of Pollen from a Historic Bee Collection | Pakistan Project Barcodes Over 5,000 Species | Third National Meeting of MEXBOL | Barcoding Australian Rainforest Plants to Help Conservation | Investigating Leaf Preference among Leafcutting Bees | Can Tropical Butterflies Cope with City Life? | Exploring Global Arthropod Diversity | Endorsement by the Convention on Biological Diversity | Modeling Plant Extinctions and Arthropod Coextinctions | Top 10 DNA Barcoding Publications 2015

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 3 - October 2015

CONTENTS: Metabarcoding the Ocean (Feature) | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Investigating the Medicinal Properties of Honey | Continental-scale Assessment of Avian Diversification | Barcoding Reveals High Diversity in the Head Louse | Research Network Launched | What is Behind Deep Intraspecific Barcode Splits? | Survey of Traditional Medicinal Bulbs Traded at a Street Market | Barcoding Antarctic Springtails | Conference Reflections from a Non-scientist | Barcoding the Swiss Lichens and Associated Fungi | Detecting and Deterring Fish Mislabelling in South Africa | CSI for Biodiversity | Identifying Fish Larvae in a Tropical Peat Swamp System

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Barcoding Life – Highlights Report 2015

This report highlights the ongoing efforts of iBOL participant countries in technology, education, publication, community, and discovery.

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 2 - June 2015

CONTENTS: Barcoding Feather Mites (Feature) | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Barcoding Earthworms from Ecotoxicological Test Laboratories | Barcoding Landed Me in Prison on Robben Island | DNA Barcoding for Research-based Learning | Comprehending the Molecular Signatures of Pencilfishes | Unraveling Ecological Interactions of Steppic Plants and Beetles | Identifying Tarantula Endoparasitoids through DNA Barcoding | Barcoding Turkish Mosquitoes | Metabarcoding of European Complex Herbal Food Supplements | Funding Supports Analysis of Global Patterns in Moths

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 1 - March 2015

CONTENTS: The School Butterfly Project Malaysia (Feature) | Analyzing Marine Predator Diets of the Iroise Sea | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Investigating the Trophic Ecology of African Fin-eating Fishes | "BEETLEMANIA", a Comprehensive Barcode Database | Governmental Seafood Inspection Program Employs Barcoding | Barcoding the Deadliest Animals on Earth | Barcoding the Vascular Plants of Canada | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 4 - December 2014

CONTENTS: Barcoding New Zealand Spiders (Feature) | ISCC 2014 Meeting: Planning the Future of iBOL | Blue Planet Prize Presented to Daniel Janzen | The 6th International Barcode of Life Conference | Building Peru’s National DNA Barcoding Expertise | Pollen DNA Barcoding Using Next-Generation Sequencing | Data Release Furthers the Reach of DNA Barcoding | Successful Use of DNA Barcoding in International Trade Dispute | Towards a Taxonomic Understanding of Cuckoo Wasps | Let’s Share Our Science | DNA Barcoding: the Indian Scenario | Student Program Provides First Barcode of a Rare Plant | Optimizing Collection Methods for Successful Barcoding | Top 5 DNA Barcoding Publications 2014

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 3 - September 2014

CONTENTS: German Barcode of Life (Feature) | A Challenging Experiment for the Average Newbie | DNA Barcoding for Authentication of Egyptian Fish Fillets | Integrative Approach to Species Delimitation in Eurytomidae | Finding the Bird that Dispersed the Seeds | Barcoding True Bugs of Germany | Unravelling a Mutualistic Ant-Homopteran-Microbe Network | Reconstructing the Diet of a Photosynthetic Sea Slug | Barcoding Poisonous Plants | Top 10 DNA Barcoding Publications 2014

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 2 - July 2014

CONTENTS: The 2014 Ontario Bioblitz (Feature) | The Riddle of the “Mystery Meat” | Barcoding a Trendy Natural Sweetener | New Zealand’s Extinct Moa | Barcoding Endangered African Orchids | Exploring Communities with DNA Barcoding | Barcoding the Bats of Malaysia | Vegetation Surveys with DNA Barcoding | Barcoding Proturans of Austria | Insect Diversity in San Diego County | The School Malaise Trap Program | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 1 - March 2014

CONTENTS: DIY Barcoding (Editorial) | Identifying Medicinal Plant Roots in Trade | Barcoding Blackfly Museum Specimens | Dissecting the Food Webs of the Far North | Quagga Mussel Invasion of Western Europe | Official Launch of NorBOL | Barcoding Spiders of Churchill, Manitoba | The Public Face of DNA Barcoding | Barcoding in a Community Lab | Barcoding Mushrooms in a Biodiversity Hotspot | Identifying Birds and Saving Lives | Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL) Receives Support | National DNA Barcoding Project Launches in Peru | GBOL1 Workshop | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 2 – December 2013

CONTENTS: Ten Years of DNA Barcoding (Editorial) | NorBOL Receives Infrastructure Grant | DNA Barcoding Contributions to IPBES | iBOL Colombia Advances | Honduran Malaise Trap Program | Barcoding Butterflies of Tropical Southeast Asia | Barcoding Bees from the South West Pacific | Barcoding Protists | BIObus 2013 Expedition | Flexible Ecology | Metabarcoding of Plantation Forests | DNA Barcoding Flies of Forensic Interest | DNA Barcoding in Hyper-diverse Malaysia | Barcoding Old Type Specimens | eThekwini Urban Barcoding Project | What is in the Air? | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2013)

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 1 – October 2013

CONTENTS: Welcome Letter from Kunming Conference Chair | Kunming Plenary Discussion | Kunming Conference Schedule | New and Noteworthy (Recent News) | Education and Barcode of Life (eBOL) | The School Malaise Trap Program | San Diego Biodiversity Project | Who Ray?! | Preserving DNA for Successful Barcoding | Barcoding a Natural History Collection | Turbotaxonomy | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2013)

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Barcode Bulletin Reader’s Digest 3/4 2013

Publications in March and April 2013

Barcode Bulletin - January 2013

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Barcode Bulletin Reader's Digest 2/2013

Publications in February 2013

Barcode Bulletin - January 2013

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Barcode Bulletin Reader’s Digest 1/2013

Publications in January 2013

Barcode Bulletin - January 2013

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Barcode Bulletin Reader’s Digest 3/2012

Third issue - Publications in December 2012

Barcode Bulletin - December 2012

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 3 – December 2012

 

CONTENTS: What is in a DNA barcode? (Editorial) | Barcoding Lepidoptera of the Alps | Project iRestore | The national cockroach project |BIObus 2012: a student perspective| Pakistan barcode project progress | New and Noteworthy (Recent News) | DNA Barcoding forensics | News from India | The art of DNA Barcoding | The Research Oversight Committee (ROC) | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2012)

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Barcode Bulletin Reader’s Digest 2/2012

Second issue – Publications in November 2012

Every single month about 40-60 new scientific studies utilizing DNA-based identification, mostly DNA Barcoding, are published. The Barcode Bulletin Reader's Digest is a monthly electronic newsletter intended to provide you with up to date information on new publications in the field sorted by the main topics of interest.

Barcode Bulletin - November 2012

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The Barcode Bulletin Reader’s Digest

New monthly newsletter

Every single month about 40-60 new scientific studies utilizing DNA-based identification, mostly DNA Barcoding, are published. The Barcode Bulletin Reader's Digest is a monthly electronic newsletter intended to provide you with up to date information on new publications in the field sorted by the main topics of interest.

Barcode Bulletin - October 2011

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 2 – September

Barcode Bulletin - September 2012

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CONTENTS

 

China signs iBOL MoU
Seeks more prominent role in global barcoding community.

DNA barcoding of natural health products
Think that it is alright to take Natural Health Product labels at face value? Think again.

Madagascar study finds 40 new reptiles
A DNA barcoding study identified over 40 new species of snakes, skinks, chameleons and geckos

Argentina lab network growing
Second facility opens in Mar del Plata, with three more in development

The kosher sardine conundrum
Rabbis turn to barcode analysis to worm out the truth

Funding shortfall brings changes at iBOL
iBOL's core mission of assembling records for 500K species remains unaltered

DNA barcodes for NEON’s terrestrial insects
Short- and long-term development and applications

A new weapon in the fight against illegal logging
DNA barcodes prove their ability to identify rare and protected tree species

A new DNA Barcoding Blog
dna-barcoding.blogspot.com

DNA barcodes go underground
GBOL-project ‘Subterranean Fauna’

Top 10 DNA Barcoding publications 2012 (Jan-Sep)
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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1 – March 2012

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– Special Edition –

 

BARCODING EUROPE

Major expansion planned for German node

FinBOL gets off to a fast start

iBOL membership beckons for Switzerland

FREDIE building freshwater data portal

ECBOL 3 congress set for Brussels

iBOL partner makes fruit fly discovery

 

. . . and the world

FDA using barcoding to spot fish fraud
Nine labs now testing fillets for mislabelling

Pakistan to form barcode focal point
Two hundred attend symposium in Faisalbad

Dan Janzen honoured with BBVA Foundation award
Recognition for groundbreaking work in tropical ecology

Adelaide conference breaks all records
Global barcoding community gathers in South Australia

New barcoding app for iPhone
Barcoding Assitant helps to compile specimen metadata

iBOL advisor wins Russian "megagrant"
Stephen O’Brien leaves NCI after 25 years

Barcoding Life report documents a year of progress
Discoveries, applications and data acquisition


 

Barcode Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 3 – October 2011

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Out of the lab and into the field
California group is testing the waters for environmental barcoding

South African barcoders head for the wetlands
iSimangaliso Wetland Park was the destination for the 2011 Toyota Enviro Outreach expedition.

Herps come in from the cold
Herpetologists now have their own barcoding campaign

Beauty on the front porch
How a love of moths turned an oyster farmer into a barcoder

What’s in your teabag
Three high school students use barcodes to find the answer

PLoS One launches Mexico City Collection
Proceedings of the Third International Barcode of Life Conference

African partnership initiative launched
Bringing together biodiversity researchers and potential users of DNA barcoding

Essay: Navigating around hazards to barcoding, 2011
iBOL Chair Jesse Ausubel on how to avoid the speed bumps on the road to 5 million barcodes

Opinion: Does the species count really matter?
Eminent biologists beg to differ on the significance of the new total species estimate

Research Roundup
A selection of recent scientific publications on DNA barcoding


Barcode Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 2 – July 2011

Barcode Bulletin - July 2011

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Tracking the tsetse fly with DNA
Barcoders are hot on the trail of the notorious disease vector.

Boom time for barcoding
Record numbers of researchers vie for a spot in Adelaide.

Norway’s taxonomy initiative yields impressive results
Government-funded project boosts barcoding and species discovery.

Collecting fishes in remote rural Malawi
A crowd gathers to see iBOL-IDRC postdoc in action.

Pakistan project generates 5K barcodes in 1st year
More than 1,300 important insect species are covered.

NSF award to involve students in iBOL
Young barcoders explore the kelp beds of northern California.

Adelaide spotlight on biosecurity
How barcoding can protect agriculture, human health.

GBIF welcomes iBOL as new member
Putting the genomics into the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The Barcode Blog: Clams open up
The largest ever DNA barcode analysis of marine bivalves finds a big role for barcodes in clam identification.

Research Roundup
Read some recent publications on DNA barcoding.


Barcode Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 1 – April 2011

CONTENTS: Preparations for conference in Adelaide | iBOL Director honoured | Barcoding in China shifts into high gear | Barcode session at Pacific Science Congress | School’s in for student barcoders | ACG fieldwork unlocks secrets of cryptic species | New specimen shipping rules welcomed | Barcodes sniff out phony olive oil

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 4 – December 2010

CONTENTS: SSC Meeting report | $17M funding boost | New iBOL Directors | CBD Agreement | Barcoding blitz in Australia | New centre in Aurangabad | BOLD architect honoured | North Sea project | iBOL launch celebrated | Barcodes solve squid riddle | New agreement on ABS | A marathon barcode cycle

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 3 – September 2010

CONTENTS: Countdown to launch | ECBOL 2 report | PLoS marine barcoding collection | 4th International Conference preview | South African barcode safari | Buenos Aires workshop | HealthBOL report | GigaPan and barcoding | Plant pest meeting | Mountain forest inventory

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 2 – June 2010

CONTENTS: Big funding boost | iBOL data release | BOLD developer honoured | iBOL appoints Executive Director | New scientific hub | Barcode funding for developing countries | PolarBOL report | Pakistan insect project | Major progress in Argentina | Kenya gets boost | Bat diet riddle solved | DNA found in mescal | Moorea Biocode project | Statistical oddity in barcode data | Michelle van der Bank profile

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 1 – March 2010

CONTENTS: Mexico City conferenced report | Moth fans go BOLD | Barcoding New York | New online community | ECBOL 2 preview | Barcoding news from India | MexBOL history | Barcoding Fauna Bavarica | Norwegians sign on | Barcoding Churchill | The art of barcoding | Meet the iBOL Board

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