Biodiversity of every country is a worthwhile and yet vulnerable storage. Identifying biodiversity components, monitoring, preserving and organizing data from biodiversity monitoring and presenting new solutions for the management of genetic resources is the modern task of the world’s bio banks.
“DNA barcoding is a new, attractive and effective tool for identifying creatures based on preserved DNA in taxonomic and biodiversity researches. This methodology was developed in 2002 – 2003 and quickly became a standard and universal tool for identifying various species of biodiversity. DNA barcoding is a standard short sequence of a totally known mitochondrial gene. This DNA sequencing clears that each animal, plant or mushroom belongs to which species,” Dr. SHahzadeh Fazeli, the head of IBRC, said about this achievement.
“Molecular Department of Iranian Biological Resource Center along its mission: identification, record, preservation of biological resources has identified and recorded the DNA barcode of strategic, indigenous and endangered Iranian animal species in a research plan template,” Dr. fazeli added.
“Iranian animal specimens are introduced for the first time by DNA barcode, ecosystem and full morphological identification," he pointed out." The results of the plan is the record of 53 fish specimen from 7 Anchovies species in the Oman Sea and Persian Gulf including Thryssa hamiltonii, Thryssa dussumieri, Thryssa Vitrirostris, thryssa sp, Stolephorus indicus, Encrasicholina heteroloba, Encrasicholina punctifier on the global site: Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD)."