Barcode Bulletin

The Barcode Bulletin is an editorially-independent online publication launched by the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium to promote public understanding of DNA barcoding and its diverse applications. The Barcode Bulletin is committed to sharing compelling scientific stories from around the world with the aim of strengthening the DNA barcoding community, facilitating knowledge-sharing amongst scientists and society, and enhancing our understanding of planetary biodiversity.

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Bulletin Archive


Barcode Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 1 – December 2017

CONTENTS: Efficient Mosquito Surveillance using Metabarcoding (Feature) | Environmental DNA: Detecting a New Macroinvertebrate in the UK | DNA Barcoding, a Master Key to Unravel the Past and Present of Exotic Seaweeds in the Cantabrian Sea | Nanotracer: a Universal Tool for Food Authentication | Fishing for DNA in New York City | Using Taxonomic Consistency for Producing High Quality Barcodes | Sedimentary DNA from Arctic Treeline Lakes: A Reliable Tool to Distinguish Vegetation Types and Record a High Diversity of Terrestrial Plants | Layered DNA Barcoding and Alternative Markers for Reliable Species Discrimination | 7th International Barcode of Life Conference | Looking Ahead: 8th iBOL Conference News

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 4 – December 2016

CONTENTS: Standards for pollen metabarcoding (Feature) | San Diego Barcode of Life News | Special Issue 2 in Genome from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference | Blowflies for Conservation |Herpetological surveys with eDNA| South African fish larvae | Diagnostic Microarray development | Pacific Pocket Mouse diet | Mixed Meat Analysis | Conference News

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 3 – September 2016

CONTENTS: DNA Barcoding Prey of Invasive Lionfish: A Citizen Science Project (Feature) | Special Issues in Genome from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference | German Barcode of Life: Phase I Completed – Phase II Granted | Ecological Forensics Resolve Food Webs on Land and in Water | Exploring the Cryptic Diversity of the Jordanian Coral Reefs | The Potential of DNA Barcoding for Forensic Palynology | “To Sort or Not to Sort?”, that is the Next-Generation Question | Examining Plant-Pollinator Networks in Agriculture | Eighth Leading Labs Training Workshop for DNA Barcoding in Argentina | Metabarcoding Development for Stream Biodiversity Monitoring | Special Conference Issue in Philosophical Transactions

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 2 – June 2016

CONTENTS: 7th International Barcode of Life Conference (Feature) | Exploring the Guests of Army Ants | Unexpected Cryptic Diversity in Socotra’s Reptiles | A Bee-fly’s Host, Facebook, and DNA Barcoding | ABS for DNA Barcoders, Part 2: Recipes for Compliance | To See a World in a Gram of Soil | CBG Training Program Launches New Website | So Different Outside but So Identical Inside: the Case of a Sea Slug | DNA Barcoding Mosquitoes in Southeastern Australia | Unraveling the Life Cycle of Shrimp | Uncovering Tiger Moth Diversity In Brazil’s Most Endangered Biome

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 1 – March 2016

CONTENTS: Barcoding’s Role in Bat Fatality Monitoring at Wind Farms (Feature) | Highlighting Earthworm Biodiversity Hotspots in French Guiana | ABS for DNA Barcoders, Part 1: Alphabet Soup | Investigating Ant Biodiversity in the Big City | Barcoding Mayflies to Improve Stream Quality Assessments | Can DNA Barcoding Solve Nomenclatural Problems? | Barcoding Lichens to Assess Air Pollution in Central Park | DNA Mini-barcodes for Saffron Identification | Family or Fashion? Colour Patterns in Arctic Bumblebees | Assessing Exotic Fauna from Maritime Ports | Sample Size Estimation for DNA Barcoding of Fishes | Call for Nominations for Training Course in DNA Barcoding

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 4 – December 2015

CONTENTS: Identifying Patterns in Neotropical Collembola Diversity (Feature) | Biodiversity and DNA Barcoding Symposium in Norway | DNA Barcoding in the Classroom: Investigating Fish Labeling | Crowdfunding for DNA Barcoding Educational Initiative | Environmental DNA Uncovers Past Biodiversity Changes | Monitoring Large Marine Vertebrates Through DNA Barcoding | Metabarcoding of Pollen from a Historic Bee Collection | Pakistan Project Barcodes Over 5,000 Species | Third National Meeting of MEXBOL | Barcoding Australian Rainforest Plants to Help Conservation | Investigating Leaf Preference among Leafcutting Bees | Can Tropical Butterflies Cope with City Life? | Exploring Global Arthropod Diversity | Endorsement by the Convention on Biological Diversity | Modeling Plant Extinctions and Arthropod Coextinctions | Top 10 DNA Barcoding Publications 2015

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 3 – October 2015

CONTENTS: Metabarcoding the Ocean (Feature) | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Investigating the Medicinal Properties of Honey | Continental-scale Assessment of Avian Diversification | Barcoding Reveals High Diversity in the Head Louse | Research Network Launched | What is Behind Deep Intraspecific Barcode Splits? | Survey of Traditional Medicinal Bulbs Traded at a Street Market | Barcoding Antarctic Springtails | Conference Reflections from a Non-scientist | Barcoding the Swiss Lichens and Associated Fungi | Detecting and Deterring Fish Mislabelling in South Africa | CSI for Biodiversity | Identifying Fish Larvae in a Tropical Peat Swamp System

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 2 – June 2015

CONTENTS: Barcoding Feather Mites (Feature) | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Barcoding Earthworms from Ecotoxicological Test Laboratories | Barcoding Landed Me in Prison on Robben Island | DNA Barcoding for Research-based Learning | Comprehending the Molecular Signatures of Pencilfishes | Unraveling Ecological Interactions of Steppic Plants and Beetles | Identifying Tarantula Endoparasitoids through DNA Barcoding | Barcoding Turkish Mosquitoes | Metabarcoding of European Complex Herbal Food Supplements | Funding Supports Analysis of Global Patterns in Moths

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 1 – March 2015

CONTENTS: The School Butterfly Project Malaysia (Feature) | Analyzing Marine Predator Diets of the Iroise Sea | Sixth International Barcode of Life Conference | Investigating the Trophic Ecology of African Fin-eating Fishes | “BEETLEMANIA”, a Comprehensive Barcode Database | Governmental Seafood Inspection Program Employs Barcoding | Barcoding the Deadliest Animals on Earth | Barcoding the Vascular Plants of Canada | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 4 – December 2014

CONTENTS: Barcoding New Zealand Spiders (Feature) | ISCC 2014 Meeting: Planning the Future of iBOL | Blue Planet Prize Presented to Daniel Janzen | The 6th International Barcode of Life Conference | Building Peru’s National DNA Barcoding Expertise | Pollen DNA Barcoding Using Next-Generation Sequencing | Data Release Furthers the Reach of DNA Barcoding | Successful Use of DNA Barcoding in International Trade Dispute | Towards a Taxonomic Understanding of Cuckoo Wasps | Let’s Share Our Science | DNA Barcoding: the Indian Scenario | Student Program Provides First Barcode of a Rare Plant | Optimizing Collection Methods for Successful Barcoding | Top 5 DNA Barcoding Publications 2014

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 3 – September 2014

CONTENTS: German Barcode of Life (Feature) | A Challenging Experiment for the Average Newbie | DNA Barcoding for Authentication of Egyptian Fish Fillets | Integrative Approach to Species Delimitation in Eurytomidae | Finding the Bird that Dispersed the Seeds | Barcoding True Bugs of Germany | Unravelling a Mutualistic Ant-Homopteran-Microbe Network | Reconstructing the Diet of a Photosynthetic Sea Slug | Barcoding Poisonous Plants | Top 10 DNA Barcoding Publications 2014

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 2 – July 2014

CONTENTS: The 2014 Ontario Bioblitz (Feature) | The Riddle of the “Mystery Meat” | Barcoding a Trendy Natural Sweetener | New Zealand’s Extinct Moa | Barcoding Endangered African Orchids | Exploring Communities with DNA Barcoding | Barcoding the Bats of Malaysia | Vegetation Surveys with DNA Barcoding | Barcoding Proturans of Austria | Insect Diversity in San Diego County | The School Malaise Trap Program | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 5, No. 1 – March 2014

CONTENTS: DIY Barcoding (Editorial) | Identifying Medicinal Plant Roots in Trade | Barcoding Blackfly Museum Specimens | Dissecting the Food Webs of the Far North | Quagga Mussel Invasion of Western Europe | Official Launch of NorBOL | Barcoding Spiders of Churchill, Manitoba | The Public Face of DNA Barcoding | Barcoding in a Community Lab | Barcoding Mushrooms in a Biodiversity Hotspot | Identifying Birds and Saving Lives | Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL) Receives Support | National DNA Barcoding Project Launches in Peru | GBOL1 Workshop | Trends in DNA Barcoding Publications

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 2 – December 2013

CONTENTS: Ten Years of DNA Barcoding (Editorial) | NorBOL Receives Infrastructure Grant | DNA Barcoding Contributions to IPBES | iBOL Colombia Advances | Honduran Malaise Trap Program | Barcoding Butterflies of Tropical Southeast Asia | Barcoding Bees from the South West Pacific | Barcoding Protists | BIObus 2013 Expedition | Flexible Ecology | Metabarcoding of Plantation Forests | DNA Barcoding Flies of Forensic Interest | DNA Barcoding in Hyper-diverse Malaysia | Barcoding Old Type Specimens | eThekwini Urban Barcoding Project | What is in the Air? | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2013)

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 1 – October 2013

CONTENTS: Welcome Letter from Kunming Conference Chair | Kunming Plenary Discussion | Kunming Conference Schedule | New and Noteworthy (Recent News) | Education and Barcode of Life (eBOL) | The School Malaise Trap Program | San Diego Biodiversity Project | Who Ray?! | Preserving DNA for Successful Barcoding | Barcoding a Natural History Collection | Turbotaxonomy | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2013)

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Barcode Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 3 – December 2012

CONTENTS: What is in a DNA barcode? (Editorial) | Barcoding Lepidoptera of the Alps | Project iRestore | The national cockroach project | BIObus 2012: a student perspective | Pakistan barcode project progress | New and Noteworthy (Recent News) | DNA Barcoding forensics | News from India | The art of DNA Barcoding | The Research Oversight Committee (ROC) | Top 10 Barcoding Publications (2012)

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