Fish Barcode of Life Initiative (FISH-BOL), is a global effort to create a valuable electronic database of all fish species containing DNA barcodes, images, and geospatial coordinates of examined specimens. The interesting features of FISH-BOL are:
- Works in partnership with Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and Census of Marine Life (CoML)
- As per estimates there are 30,000 fish species available and need to be barcoded
- Globally there are ten Regional Working Groups to oversee collections, identifications and barcoding of the fish faunas in their region.
Here is the progress so far on Barcoding. Click the image below for the updated data.
Here are ten reasons to understand the necessity of Barcoding Life.
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