This online handbook provides details on functionality, data structures and best practices for BOLD. It explains how to use this system to collect, manage and publish Barcode and ancillary data. It also provides details on the integrated analytical tools, as well as the public databases.
Frequently Asked Questions for new users and registered users.
This is the PDF version of the handbook for BOLD 3 version, produced in September 2012.
Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. (2007). BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (www.barcodinglife.org). Molecular Ecology Notes 7, 355-364. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01678.x
Ratnasingham S, Hebert PDN (2013) A DNA-Based Registry for All Animal Species: The Barcode Index Number (BIN) System. PLoS ONE 8(8): e66213. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0066213
Manuscripts regarding DNA Barcoding standards for Animals, Plants and Fungi.
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The BOLD Web Services provides the ability to query and retreive data from the BOLD Public Data Portal.
The BOLD Taxonomy Web Service provides the ability to query and retreive data from the BOLD Taxonomy Browser.
The BOLD ID Engine Web Service provides the ability to query and retreive results from the BOLD ID Engine.