This collection of papers presents research in the field of Marine Barcoding under the auspices of MarBOL: a joint effort of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and the Census of Marine Life (CoML) to enhance our capacity to identify marine life by utilizing DNA barcoding (www.marinebarcoding.org).
DNA barcoding uses a short DNA sequence from a standardized and agreed-upon position in the genome as a molecular diagnostic for species-level identification.
The MarBOL collection highlights the large variety of applications of DNA barcodes.
First and foremost they are very useful tools to accelerate species-level analysis of biodiversity and to facilitate conservation efforts. Barcodes have been used for identification of prey in gut contents, detection of invasive species, forensics, and seafood safety. Researchers also use barcodes to delimit species boundaries, reveal cryptic species, and discover new species. Recent advances in sequencing technology allow the use of barcodes for rapid and increasingly automated biodiversity assessment by high-throughput sequencing and environmental barcoding.
Articles are presented in order of publication date and new MarBOL articles will be added to the collection as they are published.
PLOS ONE: published 09 Oct 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0073521
PLOS ONE: published 15 Jan 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0053889
PLOS ONE: published 31 Oct 2012 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0045710
PLOS ONE: published 03 Jul 2012 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0039345
PLOS ONE: published 27 Apr 2012 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0035861
PLOS ONE: published 28 Oct 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0013716
PLOS ONE: published 07 Sep 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0012620
PLOS ONE: published 28 Apr 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0010278
PLOS ONE: published 01 Apr 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009949
PLOS ONE: published 01 Apr 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009950
PLOS ONE: published 23 Mar 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0009835
PLOS ONE: published 18 Nov 2009 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007866
PLOS ONE: published 27 Oct 2009 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007606
PLOS ONE: published 21 Jul 2009 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0006300
PLOS ONE: published 05 Sep 2007 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000831