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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 2 – September 2012

Download the PDF   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 […]


A new weapon in the fight against illegal logging

DNA Barcoding of tropical woods Dirk Steinke Illegal logging is on the ­increase world wide with a focus on rare and protected tree species. Criminal gangs fell the trees to satisfy an international black market for the wood. It is a lucrative business for the loggers, e.g. the wood for a single violin bow is […]


Changes announced at iBOL

Governance streamlined; cost recovery for sequencing Recent reductions in science funding caused by the global financial crisis have necessitated two two major adjustments for the iBOL project – changes in the governance structure and partial cost recovery for sequencing at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. – Read the Full Announcement – PDF  


The kosher sardine conundrum

Rabbis turn to barcode analysis to worm out the truth When rabbis from the Orthodox Union started finding worms in cans of sardines and capelin eggs, they turned to scientists at the American Museum of Natural History to answer a culturally significant dietary question: could these foods still be considered kosher? Researchers at the museum’s […]


Biophilia and the barcode of life

  – Biophilia and the barcode of life – PDF


DNA barcoding project identifies need for new funding

  – DNA barcoding project identifies need for new funding – PDF


Fish Barcoding Workshop

Tiruchirappalli, India A national level Training cum Workshop on “DNA Barcoding of Fish and Marine Life – Molecular Analysis and Bioinformatics Approaches” will be held September 12-14 at the Department of Marine Science, Bharathidasan University. The course, organized by Dr. R. Rajaram, will be useful for teachers/researchers working in Biodiversity Conservation. – Workshop Brochure – […]


Smugglers, poachers and DNA barcoding

  – Smugglers, poachers and DNA barcoding – PDF


DNA technology used to identify species causing bird-hits to aircraft

  – DNA technology used to identify species causing bird-hits to aircraft – PDF


New tools for tracking a voracious pest

  – Tracking; the Russian wheat aphid with DNA barcodes – Full story: Barcoding Insects to Control Them (PDF)


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