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.
Louse fly (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) associations with raptors in southern Canada, with new North American and European records
Levesque-Beaudin V, Sinclair BJ
Zaiko A, Greenfield P, Abbott C, von Ammon U, Bilewitch J, Bunce M, Cristescu ME, Chariton A, Dowle E, Geller J, Ardura Gutierrez A, Hajibabaei M, Haggard E, Inglis GJ, Lavery SD, Samuiloviene A, Simpson T, Stat M, Stephenson S, Sutherland J, Thakur V, Westfall K, Wood SA, Wright M, Zhang G, Pochon X
Young MR, deWaard JR, Hebert PDN
Castle D, Hebert PDN, Clare EL, Hogg ID, Tremblay C
The power of metabarcoding: Can we improve bioassessment and biodiversity surveys of stream macroinvertebrate communities?
Turunen J, Mykrä H, Elbrecht V, Steinke D, Braukmann T, Aroviita J
Elbrecht V, Lindner A, Manerus L, Steinke D