A method of identifying species, based on the analysis of a standard region of the genome. Specifically it is a technique that uses DNA sequencing to determine the order of nucleotides in a standard region of the genome present in all living organisms. Coined by evolutionary biologist Paul Hebert in 2002, this idea has led to an ambitious project which aims to classify the world's 10- to 100-million species by bar codes.
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