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Title: Thirty-five-million dollar boost for 'Barcode of Life'
Authors: Webster, Paul
Keywords: BIODIVERSITY
GENOMICS
DNA BARCODING
SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
INTERNATIONAL BARCODE OF LIFE (IBOL)
IBOL
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Date: 23-Apr-2010
Publisher: HighWire Press
Citation: Webster, P. (2010). Thirty-Five-Million Dollar Boost for 'Barcode of Life'. ScienceInsider.
Abstract: The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project, received a funding boost of $35 million from Canadian agencies for a 26-nation effort to collect specimens, sequence their DNA, and build an informatics platform using digital bar codes to store and share information for species identification and discovery. The new funds bring Canadian commitments to the world's largest biodiversity genomics project to $80 million. This will secure "an initiative that will transform humanity's relationship with other living organisms," says iBOL's director, Paul Hebert. The ScienceInsider article reviews funding and plans for the new Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48876
Project Number: 106106
Project Title: International Barcode of Life Project : Engaging Developing Nations
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Copyright: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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