The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG), formerly the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, is a biotechnology organization dedicated to the use of DNA barcoding for both the identification and discovery of species. Based at the University of Guelph, CBG coordinates the International Barcode of Life Project, the largest research program ever undertaken in biodiversity genomics. CBG plays a special role in leading Canadian contributions to this initiative, with emphasis on the development of efficient collection and preservation methods, high-throughput laboratory protocols, and the Barcode of Life Data (BOLD) Systems – an online workbench and database for the global barcoding community. CBG also houses an unique natural history collection composed of over 1.5 million digitized voucher specimens, most of which are associated with a DNA barcode record and specimen image.

The collection was established in 2008 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics collection is 1,500,000.

Of these 1,002,170 are databased. This represents 66.8 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-09-29 20:36:12.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics collection has an estimated 1,500,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 66.8 % of these (1,002,170 records).

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