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  • Geographical region(s): Macaronesia
  • Ecosystem coverage: Terrestrial
  • Taxonomic group(s): Arthropods (insects), Arthropods (non insects), Plants
  • Host institute(s): The Canary Island Barcode consortium (Spain)
  • Time span: Ongoing
  • Description: Spain only recently associated to the iBOL consortium, and is represented by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). As such, the national node itself has not been formalised. Coordination within the node involves four Canary Island-based CSIC researchers. Drs Paula Arribas and Carmelo Andújar develop and implement metabarcoding approaches and HTS tools for the analysis of arthropod diversity within soils. Dr Jairo Patiño applies HTS approaches for multi-locus barcoding of plant species. Prof. Brent Emerson has a specific interest in arthropod diversity and the integration of barcode data with other data sources (e.g. species trait, distribution, environment, genomic, phylogenetic) for ecological and evolutionary understanding. To this end he is driving a barcode reference library initiative for the arthropods of the Canary Islands. Our focus will be to develop the Spanish node, and explore opportunities for implementation. The Canary Island Barcode consortium currently comprises researchers from two Canary Island-based institutes, the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA) of the Spanish National Research Council, and the University of La Laguna. The primary activities of the consortium are the development of a barcode reference library for the arthropods of the Canary Islands, and the development and implementation of metabarcoding protocols for arthropods.
Published On: January 29th, 2024 /