Special Issue "DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity Research"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
In 2003, Paul D.N. Hebert (et al.) published a famous article on “Biological identifications through DNA barcodes”, which can be considered the starting point of a new age in biodiversity research, based on “DNA Barcoding”. Since then, a large amount of data has been gathered, currently comprising >4.3 Mio COI sequences of the "barcode fragment" with close to 400,000 barcode clusters (BINs) for animals. More and more data are validated and set out on Open Access through the Barcode of Life data systems (BOLD). In many parts of the world, and for many groups of organisms, the data coverage is sufficient to allow a broad set of applications in biodiversity research, taxonomy, nature conservation, monitoring, and in various other socio-economical fields. The planned Special Issue on “DNA barcoding and biodiversity research” will present an array of papers on different aspects of DNA barcoding and biodiversity research based on molecular data. Collectively, then, the contributions to this issue will hopefully impact future approaches to biodiversity research.
Dr. Axel Hausmann
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- DNA Barcoding
- Biodiversity Research
- Barcoding Technologies
- Applications of DNA Barcoding
- DNA Library
- Barcoding Museum Specimens