German Barcode of Life (GBOL)

The project German Barcode of Life Projekt (GBOL) aims to generate DNA barcodes for all German animal and plant species. The project is realized by several major German institutions, with a first project period from 2012 until 2015 that has meanwhile been extended until 2019. The largest sector of this project will be performed by the ZSM with a contribution of approximately 20,000 species (e.g. all Lepidoptera). This major project will be supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research (Budget Total ca 5 Mio €).