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Barcodes are short nucleotide sequences from a standard genetic locus for use in species identification. Currently, the Barcode sequence being accepted for animals is a 5' 650 base pair region of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene.
The Barcode Submission tool provides for streamlined online submission of Barcode sequences into GenBank. With this tool, one can:
My NCBI is a central place to customize NCBI Web services. The Barcode Submission tool associates your Barcode submissions with your My NCBI user name and remembers your contact information to expedite future Barcode submissions. Barcode also associates your most recent incomplete submission with your My NCBI username so that if you're interrupted while submitting a Barcode set, you can complete the submission later.
To register for My NCBI, follow the link at the bottom of this page to Sign in to Use Barcode Submission Tool and click register for an account on the My NCBI Sign In page. Read My NCBI Help for more information about My NCBI.
In order to ensure that the My NCBI user currently using the Barcode Submission tool is the person submitting the Barcode set, you will be prompted for your My NCBI user name and password before you begin a Barcode submission.