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Central Node

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National Organization

  • iBOL-China

SSC Representative

  • Ya-Ping Zhang
  • Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

SSC Alternate

  • Da-Wei Huang
  • Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


– To establish large and effective sequencing facilities that will promote DNA barcoding in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
– To build a well-populated DNA barcode reference library with specimens, images and sequences from various taxonomic groups and ecological assemblages especially those from East Asia and Southeast Asia.
– To develop and maintain the mirror system of BOLD.
– To initiate and organize national and international DNA barcoding activities.
– To lead DNA barcoding knowledge and technology transfer across nodes.



Funding Plan

Core Facilities

Projects and Researchers


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