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All Birds Barcoding Initiative (ABBI)
Title: All Birds Barcoding Initiative (ABBI)
Title abbreviated: ABBI
Creator: Tubaro, Pablo [chairman]; et al.
Abstract: The diversity of birds opens a window into the living world. The All Birds Barcoding Initiative (ABBI), launched in September 2005, aims to collect standardized genetic data in the form of DNA barcodes from the approximately 10,000 known species of world birds. Despite several hundred years of careful study, genetic surveys including those with DNA barcoding suggest there are hundreds of as yet undescribed avian species. ABBI aims to help speed discovery of new species, provide a practical tool for specimen identification, and open new avenues for scientific investigation. By depositing records in the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD) and GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ, ABBI investigators are establishing an open-access electronic library that links DNA barcodes, reference specimens in collections, and associated collection data. The growing avian barcode library will be a valuable resource for conservation planners, ornithologists, ecologists, public health officials, and the interested public. DNA barcoding can be applied by interested persons to confirm identification regardless of age, sex, or plumage, including from individual feathers. This will aid banding and customs operations, for example, and help improve airline safety by identifying feathers and tissue remnants from birdstrikes. ABBI is a testing ground for DNA barcoding, providing benchmarks for the larger initiative to barcode all animal and plant life. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: General topics in natural history of birds (598.1)
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Metadata update date: 2013-01-22
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