Barcoding life to conserve biological diversity: beyond the taxonomic imperative

PLoS Biol. 2010 Jul 13;8(7):e1000417. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000417.


Barcoding scientists aspire to adhere to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity by promoting conservation, sustainability, and the equitable sharing of benefits arising from use of genetic resources. (Image: Juan Manuel Escalante,

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Biodiversity*
  • Classification / methods*
  • Conservation of Energy Resources / methods*
  • Electronic Data Processing / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*