DNA Barcodes

Methods and Protocols

  • W. John Kress
  • David L. Erickson

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 858)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. John Kress, David L. Erickson
      Pages 3-8
  3. DNA Barcodes for the Tree of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Lee A. Weigt, Amy C. Driskell, Andrea Ormos, Christopher Meyer, Allen Collins
      Pages 11-16
    3. John James Wilson
      Pages 17-46
    4. Nathaniel Evans, Gustav Paulay
      Pages 47-77
    5. Miguel Vences, Zoltán T. Nagy, Gontran Sonet, Erik Verheyen
      Pages 79-107
    6. Lee A. Weigt, Amy C. Driskell, Carole C. Baldwin, Andrea Ormos
      Pages 109-126
    7. Darío A. Lijtmaer, Kevin C. R. Kerr, Mark Y. Stoeckle, Pablo L. Tubaro
      Pages 127-152
    8. Natalia V. Ivanova, Elizabeth L. Clare, Alex V. Borisenko
      Pages 153-182
    9. Ursula Eberhardt
      Pages 183-205
    10. Aron J. Fazekas, Maria L. Kuzmina, Steven G. Newmaster, Peter M. Hollingsworth
      Pages 223-252
  4. Generating DNA Barcode Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. John Deck, Joyce Gross, Steven Stones-Havas, Neil Davies, Rebecca Shapley, Christopher Meyer
      Pages 255-267
    3. Meaghan Parker, Steven Stones-Havas, Craig Starger, Christopher Meyer
      Pages 269-310
    4. Thomas Knebelsberger, Isabella Stöger
      Pages 311-338
    5. Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Charly McKenna
      Pages 339-353
    6. Ryuji J. Machida, Nancy Knowlton
      Pages 355-361
  5. Applications of DNA Barcode Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. John L. Spouge, Leonardo Mariño-Ramírez
      Pages 365-377
    3. David L. Erickson, Amy C. Driskell
      Pages 395-408
  6. Case Studies Using DNA Barcodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Robert D. Ward
      Pages 423-439
    3. W. John Kress, Ida C. Lopez, David L. Erickson
      Pages 441-458
    4. David L. Erickson, W. John Kress
      Pages 459-465
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 467-470

About this book


A DNA barcode in its simplest definition is one or more short gene sequences taken from a standardized portion of the genome that is used to identify species through reference to DNA sequence libraries or databases. In DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used with DNA barcodes. These methods include the latest information on techniques for generating, applying, and analyzing DNA barcodes across the Tree of Life including animals, fungi, protists, algae, and plants. Written in the highly successful  Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the laboratory.


Thorough and intuitive, DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols aids scientists in continuing to study methods from wet-lab protocols, statistical, and ecological analyses along with guides to future, large-scale collections campaigns.


DNA DNA barcode Generating DNA bioinformatics community ecology ecological analysis gene sequences mini-barcodes phylogeny wet-lab methods

Editors and affiliations

  • W. John Kress
    • 1
  • David L. Erickson
    • 2
  1. 1.National Museum of Natural History, Dept. BotanySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.National Museum of Natural History, Dept. BotanySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-590-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-591-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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