Bringing Genomics to Biodiversity
Recent News and Publications / From the CBG
The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) is the global leader in the field of DNA barcoding. It occupies a 50,000 ft2 facility on the University of Guelph campus. Its unique research capacity reflects the coupling of one of Canada’s largest genomics platforms with a workforce that includes world-class expertise in biodiversity science, DNA sequencing, and informatics.
The CBG is clearly differentiated from other genomics organizations by the taxonomic scope of its work and by its commitment to genomic minimalism. Instead of characterizing entire genomes, the Centre employs sequence diversity in targeted gene regions to advance understanding of the diversity, distribution, and interactions of multicellular life. The Centre is best known for its role in leading the development of DNA barcoding as a tool for specimen identification and species discovery. In addition, researchers at the CBG are heavily involved in studies that use DNA barcodes for large-scale biomonitoring programs and to probe interactions among species.
The CBG gratefully receives substantial support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Exploring the vertebrate fauna of the Bird’s Head Peninsula (Indonesia, West Papua) through DNA barcodes
Arida E, Ashari H, Dahruddin H, Fitriana YS, Hamidy A, Irham M, Kadarusman, Riyanto A, Wiantoro S, Zein MSA, Hadiaty RK, Apandi, Krey F, Kurnianingsih, Melmambessy EH, Mulyadi, Ohee HL, Saidin, Salamuk A, Sauri S, Suparno, Supriatna N, Suruwaky AM, Laksono WT, Warikar EL, Wikanta H, Yohanita AM, Slembrouck J, Legendre M, Gaucher P, Cochet C, Delrieu‐Trottin E, Thébaud C, Mila B, Fouquet A, Borisenko A, Steinke D, Hocdé R, Semiadi G, Pouyaud L, Hubert N
Assessing Temporal Patterns and Species Composition of Glass Eel (Anguilla spp.) Cohorts in Sumatra and Java Using DNA Barcodes
Wibowo A, Hubert N, Dahruddin H, Steinke D, Suhaimi RA, Samuel, Atminarso D, Anggraeni DP, Trismawanti I, Baumgartner LJ, Ning N
Hleap JS, Littlefair JE, Steinke D, Hebert PDN, Cristescu ME
D’Ercole J, Dincă V, Opler PA, Kondla N, Schmidt C, Phillips JD, Robbins R, Burns JM, Miller SE, Grishin N, Zakharov EV, DeWaard JR, Ratnasingham S, Hebert PDN
Diet composition of reintroduced Red-and-Green Macaws (Ara chloropterus) reflects gradual adaption to life in the wild
Volpe NL, Thalinger B, Vilacoba E, Braukmann TWA, Di Giacomo AS, Berkunsky I, Lijtmaer DA, Steinke D, Kopuchian C