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The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) was created in order to answer questions of species identity, genetic variation, ecological roles and ecosystem processes which require a novel, multi-disciplinary approach. The diverse elements of such an approach are now fostered at BIO, which includes four major research divisions: Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB), Experimental Ecosystems, OAC Herbarium, and the OAC Insect Collection.


Official launch of iBOL activates world’s largest biodiversity genomics initiative
Toronto – The largest biodiversity genomics initiative eve...Read more
Romania completes library of butterfly barcodes
Romania is now the first country to have barcoded its entire...Read more



For Scientists

Is It Easy to Be Urban? Convergent Success in Urban Habitats among Lineages of a Widespread Native Ant
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For Enthusiasts

Genetic ‘barcoding’ reveals a slew of new species
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