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The Barcode Database

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) is the go-to site for DNA-based identification. It bridges a long-standing bioinformatics chasm by assembling molecular, morphological and distributional data.

Data Release Policy

The iBOL data release and resource sharing policy seeks to accelerate the timely development of products that will benefit humankind by providing rapid access to the primary outputs from iBOL -- raw DNA sequences associated with taxonomic assignments.

Scientific Publications

DNA barcode researchers are prolific publishers, as evidenced by the long list of scientific publications on DNA barcoding topics.

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