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China signs iBOL MOU

Seeks more prominent role in global barcoding community China is the latest country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding officially making it a Central Node of the International Barcode of Life project. The Memorandum was signed on May 29th, 2012 at the Kunming Institute of Botany¬† in Yunnan with representatives of the Chinese Academy of […]

‘Herps’ come in from the cold

New barcoding campaign for amphibians, reptiles Herpetologists now have a DNA barcoding campaign to call their own. Dubbed Cold Code for its focus on cold-blooded amphibians and non-avian reptiles, the new initiative is based at the Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) and funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation of […]

Clams open up to barcode identification

Barcode of Life Blog report Species boundaries of Venus clams are difficult or even impossible to define accurately based solely on morphologic features, according to a research team from College of Fisheries at the Ocean University of China. The Barcode of Life Blog reports on the largest ever analysis of DNA barcodes for marine bivalves, […]


Central Node 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 Goals – 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 […]

Ya-ping Zhang

China representative Vice-president,Biological Sciences and International Relations, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Web:Profile Email:

Juncai Ma

Chair, WG3.2 – Informatics: Mirrors Assistant Director, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Web: Email:

De-Zhu Li

China representative & Vice-chair, WG1.2 – Land Plants Director, Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China Web: KIB Director’s Message Email:

Da-Wei Huang

China alternate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Email:


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