Questa pagina mostra una selezione di alcuni articoli scientifici riguardanti il DNA barcoding e la sua applicazione in ambiti ed organismi diversi.


Articoli generali e review

  • Hebert PDN, Cywinska A, Ball SL, DeWaard JR, 2003. Biological identifications through DNA barcodes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270: 313-321.
  • Hebert PDN, Ratnasingham S, deWaard JR, 2003. Barcoding animal life: cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 divergences among closely related species.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270: S96-S99.
  • Hebert PDN, Stoeckle MY, Zemlak TS, Francis CM, 2004. Identification of birds through DNA barcodes. PLoS Biology, 2: 1657-1663.
  • DeSalle R, Egan MG, Siddall M, 2005. The unholy trinity: taxonomy, species delimitation and DNA barcoding.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 360: 1905-1916.
  • Pleijel F, Jondelius U, Norlinder E, Nygren A, Oxelman B, Schander C, Sundberg P, Thollesson M, 2008. Phylogenies without roots? A plea for the use of vouchers in molecular phylogenetic studies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48: 369-371.
  • Hanner R, 2009. Data Standards for BARCODE Records in INSDC (BRIs). Disponibile a questo link:
  • Hollingsworth ML, Clark A, Forrest LL, Richardson JR, Pennington RT et al., 2009. Selecting barcoding loci for plants: evaluation of seven candidate loci with species-level sampling in three divergent groups of land plants. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 439-457.
  • Zhang AB, Heb LJ, Crozier RH, Musterd C, Zhue CD, 2010. Estimating sample sizes for DNA barcoding. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54: 1035-1039.
  • Casiraghi M, Labra M, Ferri E, Galimberti A, De Mattia F, 2010. DNA barcoding: a six-question tour to improve users’ awareness about the method. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 11: 440-453.
  • Hollingsworth PM, Graham SW, Little DP, 2011. Choosing and using a plant DNA barcode. PLoS One, 6(5): e19254.




  • Casiraghi M, Labra M, Ferri E, Galimberti A, De Mattia F, 2010. DNA barcoding: a six-question tour to improve users’ awareness about the method. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 11: 440-453.
  • Jones M, Ghoorah A, Blaxter M, 2011. jMOTU and Taxonerator: Turning DNA Barcode Sequences into Annotated Operational Taxonomic Units. PLoS One, 6: e19259.
  • David O, Laredo C, Leblois R et al., 2012. Coalescent-Based DNA Barcoding: Multilocus Analysis and Robustness. Journal of Computational Biology,  19: 271-278.
  • Sandionigi A, Galimberti A, Labra M, Ferri E, Panunzi E, De Mattia F, Casiraghi M, 2012. Analytical approaches for DNA barcoding data – how to find a way for plants? Plant Biosystems, 146: 805-813.
  • van Velzen R, Weitschek E, Felici G et al., 2012. DNA barcoding of recently diverged species: relative performance of matching methods. PloS One, 7: e30490



Integrated taxonomy

  • Bertolani R, Rebecchi L, Cesari M, 2010. A model study for tardigrade identification. Disponibile a questo link:,%20Rebecchi,%20Cesari,%20bioidentify.pdf
  • Goldstein PZ, DeSalle R, 2011. Integrating DNA barcode data and taxonomic practice: determination, discovery, and description. Bioessays, 33: 135-147.
  • Galimberti A, Spada M, Russo D, Mucedda M, Agnelli P, Crottini A, Ferri E, Martinoli A, Casiraghi M, 2012. Integrated operational taxonomic units (IOTUs) in echolocating bats: a bridge between molecular and traditional taxonomy. Plos One, 7: e40122.
  • De Mattia F, Gentili R, Bruni I, Galimberti A, Sgorbati S, Casiraghi M, Labra M, 2012. A multi-marker DNA barcoding approach to save time and resources in vegetation surveys. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169: 518–529.
  • Bruni I, De Mattia F, Martellos S, Galimberti A, Savadori P, Casiraghi M, Nimis PL, Labra M, 2012. DNA Barcoding as an Effective Tool in Improving a Digital Plant Identification System: A Case Study for the Area of Mt. Valerio, Trieste (NE Italy) . PLoS One, 7: e43256.
  • Cesari M, Guidetti R, Rebecchi L, Giovannini I, Bertolani R, 2013. A DNA barcoding approach in the study of tardigrades. Journal of Limnology, 72: 182-198.


DNA barcoding e Next Generation Sequencing

  • Hajibabei MHM, Shoakralla S, Zhou X, Singer GAC, Baird DJ, 2011. Environmental barcoding: a next-generation sequencing approach for biomonitoring applications using river benthos. PlosOne, 6: e17497.
  • Hajibabaei M, 2012. The golden age of DNA metasystematics. Trends in Genetics, 28: 535-537.
  • Pompanon F, Deagle BE, Symondson WOC et al., 2012. Who is eating what: diet assessment using next generation sequencing. Molecular Ecology, 21: 1931-1950.
  • Galan M, Pages M, Cosson JF, 2012. Next-generation sequencing for rodent barcoding: species identification from fresh, degraded and environmental samples. PloS One, 7: e48374
  • Sucher NJ, Hennell JE, Carles MC, 2012. DNA fingerprinting, DNA barcoding, and next generation sequencing technology in plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, 862: 13-22.
  • Wong KH, Jin Y, Moqtaderi Z, 2013. Multiplex illumina sequencing using DNA barcoding. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, Jan; Chapter 7: Unit 7.11.



Tracciabilità alimentare

  • Rasmussen RS, Morrissey MT, Hebert PDN, 2009. DNA barcoding of commercially important salmon and trout species (Oncorhynchus and Salmo) from North America. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57: 8379-8385.
  • Barbuto M, Galimberti A, Ferri E, Labra M, Malandra R, Galli P, Casiraghi M, 2010. DNA barcoding reveals fraudulent substitutions in shark seafood products: the Italian case of “palombo” (Mustelus spp.). Food Research International, 43: 376-381.
  • De Mattia F, Bruni I, Galimberti A, Cattaneo F, Casiraghi M, Labra M, 2011. A comparative study of different DNA barcoding markers for the identification of some members of Lamiacaea. Food Research International, 44: 693- 702.
  • Haye PA, Segovia NI, Vera R et al., 2012. Authentication of commercialized crab-meat in Chile using DNA Barcoding. Food Control, 25: 239-244
  • Galimberti A, De Mattia F, Losa A, Bruni I, Federici S, Casiraghi M, Martellos S, Labra M, 2013. DNA barcoding as a new tool for food traceability. Food Research International, 50: 55-63.
  • Jones YL; Peters SM; Weland C, Ivanova NV, Yancy H, 2013. Potential Use of DNA Barcodes in Regulatory Science: Identification of the US Food and Drug Administration's "Dirty 22," Contributors to the Spread of Foodborne Pathogens. Journal of Food Protection, 76: 144-149


Scienze Forensi

  • Bruni I, De Mattia F, Galimberti A, Galasso G, Banfi E, Casiraghi M, Labra M, 2010. Identification of poisonous plants by DNA barcoding approach. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 124: 595-603.
  • Dalton DL, Kotze A, 2011. DNA barcoding as a tool for species identification in three forensic wildlife cases in South Africa. Forensic Science International, 1-3: e51-4.
  • Bosmali I, Ganopoulos I, Madesis P et al., 2012. Microsatellite and DNA-barcode regions typing combined with High Resolution Melting (HRM) analysis for food forensic uses: a case study on lentils (Lens culinaris). Food Research International, 46: 141-147.
  • Meiklejohn KA, Wallman JF, Dowton M, 2013. DNA Barcoding identifies all Immature Life Stages of a Forensically Important Flesh Fly (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58: 184-7.