Barcode of Life Data Systems

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Barcode of Life Data Systems (commonly known as BOLD) is a sequence database specifically devoted to DNA barcoding. It also provides an online platform for analyzing DNA sequences.[1] As of 2013, BOLD included over 2.5 million DNA barcode sequences from over 190,000 species.[2]


  1. ^ Ratnasingham, Sujeevan; Paul D. N. Hebert (2007). "BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (". Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (3): 355–364. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01678.x. PMID 18784790. 
  2. ^ Stoeckle, Mark (November–December 2013). "DNA Barcoding Ready for Breakout". GeneWatch 26 (5).