Data Release Packages

International Barcode of Life project (iBOL)

Website: www.ibolproject.org

The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) was formally activated in October 2010. Its first phase (2010-2015) will lead to the acquisition of DNA barcode records for 5M specimens representing 500K species. iBOL will release each barcode record in two phases. The initial phase will release barcode sequence(s), trace files, high-level (ordinal) taxonomic assignment, GPS co-ordinates and the country of collection. This phase of data release will occur automatically on a quarterly basis in datafiles posted on this page as well as at GenBank. The second phase of data release will involve a more precise taxonomic assignment and ancillary data, such as images, for each specimen.

The data released to date consists of records for 1,643,994 sequences analyzed at the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding at the University of Guelph and the Centre for Environmental & Molecular Algal Research at the University of New Brunswick during the first year of iBOL ramp-up (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010) and the first 42 months of the officially activated iBOL project (July 1, 2010 - March 31, 2014). These specimens are derived from many collaborators in many nations.

Data Packages:

  • Release 4.75 - v1 (Mar-31-2014)
    Sequences: 153,439
    Specimens: 153,089
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 150,610
         Maturase K (MatK) = 516
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 2,313
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (137 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 4.50 - v1 (Dec-31-2013)
    Sequences: 161,246
    Specimens: 160,432
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 159,184
         Maturase K (MatK) = 893
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,169
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (145 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 4.25 - v1 (Sep-30-2013)
    Sequences: 156,317
    Specimens: 155,151
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 152,920
         Maturase K (MatK) = 1,411
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,986
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (183 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 4.00 - v1 (Jun-30-2013)
    Sequences: 117,184
    Specimens: 116,552
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 115,136
         Maturase K (MatK) = 758
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,290
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (132 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 3.75 - v1 (Mar-31-2013)
    Sequences: 89,428
    Specimens: 89,038
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 86,305
         Maturase K (MatK) = 454
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 2,669
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (102 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 3.50 - v1 (Dec-31-2012)
    Sequences: 77,765
    Specimens: 77,284
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 73,436
         Maturase K (MatK) = 705
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 3,624
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (125 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 3.25 - v1 (Sep-30-2012)
    Sequences: 83,182
    Specimens: 82,925
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 78,226
         Maturase K (MatK) = 1,230
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 3,725
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (172 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 3.00 - v1 (Jun-30-2012)
    Sequences: 109,328
    Specimens: 108,356
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 104,725
         Maturase K (MatK) = 1,583
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,981
         Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) = 1,039
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] [ Fungi tsv] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (195 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 2.75 - v1 (Mar-31-2012)
    Sequences: 56,811
    Specimens: 56,023
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 53,814
         Maturase K (MatK) = 1,130
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,867
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (180 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 2.50 - v1 (Dec-31-2011)
    Sequences: 66,242
    Specimens: 65,404
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 63,835
         Maturase K (MatK) = 963
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 1,444
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (175 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 2.25 - v1 (Sept-30-2011)
    Sequences: 137,930
    Specimens: 130,482
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 113,582
         Maturase K (MatK) = 9,539
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 14,809
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (207 Countries):

 

Data Packages:

  • Release 2.00 - v1 (Jun-30-2011)
    Sequences: 62,518
    Specimens: 60,872
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 55,428
         Maturase K (MatK) = 2,253
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 4,837
    Files: [Animals - COI] [ Plants - rbcL, MatK] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading
    *This is the first public release of plant barcode data. Plant barcodes are not currently sent to GenBank

    Specimen Collection Sites (186 Countries):

 

  • Release 1.75 - v1 (Mar-31-2011)
    Sequences: 52,884
    Specimens: 52,884
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 52,884
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (147 Countries):

 

  • Release 1.50 - v1 (Dec-31-2010)
    Sequences: 68,603
    Specimens: 68,603
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 68,603
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (175 Countries):

 

  • Release 1.25 - v1 (Sept-30-2010)
    Sequences: 41,850
    Specimens: 41,850
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 41,850
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (151 Countries):

 

  • Release 1.0 - v0.98 (Jun-30-2010)
    Sequences: 60,861
    Specimens: 60,861
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 60,861
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (171 Countries):

 

  • Release 0.75 - v0.95 (Mar-31-2010)
    Sequences: 54,250
    Specimens: 54,250
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 54,250
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (183 Countries):



  • Release 0.5 - v1 (Dec-31-2009)
    Sequences: 94,156
    Specimens: 94,156
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 94,156
    Formats: [Animals - COI] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (178 Countries):


Attribution:

Please cite this web page if records from this data package are used in a publication. Attribution lists are being generated and will be posted.

 


Canadian Barcode of Life Network

Website: www.bolnet.ca

The Canadian Barcode of Life Network represents the first national network dedicated to large-scale DNA barcoding. The network itself is made up of nearly 50 researchers from across the country who are working towards the development and application of DNA technologies in the area of species identifications. Initial work focuses on barcoding species which are of particular economic, social, or environmental importance. These efforts promise to make important contributions to biodiversity research, and maintain Canada's place as a leader in the development of DNA barcoding.

Data Packages:

  • Final Phase - v1 (Dec-31-2010)
    Sequences: 100,540
    Specimens: 94,474
    Barcode Markers:
         Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) = 89146
         Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase (rbcL) = 935
         Maturase K (MatK) = 844
         Internal Transcribed Spacer Region (ITS) = 4483
    Ancillary Marker Codes:
         UPA, RAG2, 18S, ADR, rbcLa, 28S-D2, rbcL, rpoB, psbK-psbI, 28S, rpoC1, trnH-psbA, atpF-atpH
    Formats: [Animals - COI] [XML] Files have been zip compressed for rapid downloading

    Specimen Collection Sites (161 Countries):

 

Attribution:

Please cite this web page if records from this data package are used in a publication. Attribution lists are being generated and will be posted shortly.