The barcoding of life

Polak, Bruno (2012) The barcoding of life. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Barcoding associates taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics and population genetics. It demonstrates the possibility of creating a database of the animals on the basis of COI sequences. For other kingdoms of life it is necessary to conduct a more comprehensive analysis in order to find the most appropriate barcode. Further development and progress of this project will provide a clearer insight into the biodiversity, and analysis are much more objective than conventional morphological analysis. It is interesting to think of the existence of the online encyclopedia of life on Earth. Although the project is actually relatively novel, daily efforts are made to overcome any obstacles in the process of building this system. Methods in molecular biology are becoming cheaper and can be introduced into the process of barcoding. Development of many new methods such as pyrosequencing will allow rapid analysis of mixed samples. Techniques of nondestructive extraction of DNA from the recently collected samples are already developed, which promotes conservation of samples. All obstacles must be clearly defined and overridden so that BOLD database could develop fully and successfully. If an organization such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility or All Species Foundation acquire this project, it would be a major step toward longevity lacking many current databases. Finally, it is time to confront today's society with many biological problems such as avoiding pandemics, biodiversity conservation, providing security and protection of biological species.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Franjević, Damjan
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 18
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 09:45
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 09:45

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