From Barcodes to Biomes: Special Issues from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference

Periodo de realización: 2016/06/01 al 2016/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Lugar(es) de estudio: University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G, Canadá
Resumen: "The two special issues—Barcodes to Biomes—mark the one-year anniversary of the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference held in Guelph, Canada. The 6th Conference brought together 601 delegates from 51 nations. The diversity of talks and poster presentations revealed that the global DNA barcoding community has expanded from its original focus on building libraries of reference sequences to a more diversified community, presenting research on themes ranging from systematics to food web ecology to wildlife forensics. Based on a comparison with an earlier conference, marked trends were observed in the increasing breadth of topics and in the pronounced rise of contributions employing DNA barcoding for diverse socio-economically important applications, including pest management, invasive species detection, and monitoring of environmental health (Adamowicz 2015a, 2015b). One year ago, Genome published a special open-access issue containing the abstracts from the 6th Conference (Adamowicz 2015b)"

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