BopCo aims at identifying biological samples of policy concern using morphological and DNA sequence data. A prerequisite to use DNA barcoding is the availability of comprehensive and reliable reference barcode libraries.
Therefore, BopCo will also contribute to populating DNA barcode databases of taxa of policy concern. To this end, BopCo will produce new DNA barcodes, which comply with the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD) standards and which will be made publically available through the BOLD platform.
BopCo is constantly looking for partnerships with other (European) taxonomic experts, research teams, governmental agencies, etc. If you are interested in collaborating with BopCo or just want more information on potential joint projects, please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.