A consortium of 20 partners (universities, research institutes and phytosanitary organizations) from all over the world working together and sharing their research expertise in the field of DNA barcoding of Arthropods, Bacteria, Fungi, Nematodes, Phytoplasmas and Viruses.
QBOL has been financed by the EU. QBOL makes collections harboring plantpathogenic quarantine organisms available. Informative genes from selected species on the EU Directive and EPPO lists are DNA barcoded. Sequences, together with taxonomic features, have been included in an internet-based Q-bank database.
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The QBOL consortium is collaborating with organizations, institutes and companies submitting specimens of quarantine organisms as well as submitting technical support.
Q-bank: the QBOL databases
Within WP 9 ‘DNA barcode library / Database / Informatics’ six databases have been built for the different groups of organisms (fungi, arthropods, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and phytoplasmas).