number of records:  30871
number of sequences:  23953
number of species:  3279
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Get Involved!
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Polar Barcode of Life campaign, please contact Torbjørn Ekrem ( or Sarah Adamowicz ( if you work in the arctic and Ian Hogg ( if you work in the Antarctic. It will help us to find out the best way to collaborate with you if the following information can be provided:
  • What types of organisms do you work on?
  • What regions are your collections from?
  • If you have funds and access to local sequencing facilities, would you like to become a member of the campaign and contribute specimen and sequence data to the BOLD online data system?
  • If you would like to contribute specimens to the campaign, how many species and how many individuals per species do you have in the collection?
  • How old are these samples? How were they collected and preserved?
  • What is the life stage of the samples?
  • How were the samples identified to species level?
  • What specific questions do you want to answer using COI barcodes
  • What other expectations do you have from the collaboration?