Section Hymenoptera - Research
The Hymenoptera section of the ZSM coordinates the German Barcode of Life of the insect order Hymenoptera. DNA barcoding at the ZSM started with the project Barcoding Fauna Bavarica in 2009. In 2012 the German Barcode of Life project commenced. Since 2009, over 40,000 specimens of Hymenoptera have been processed and the Hymenoptera section of the ZSM is among the most important collaborators and providers of Hymenoptera samples of the international Barcode of Life project (iBOL).
The creation of the genetic library of life is a large-scale project at the ZSM. It aims to make the species of the megadiverse insect order Hymenoptera identifiable in a most reliable, cheap, and quick manner.
The ZSM cooparerates closely with the international Barcode of Live Initiative (iBOL) of the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) im Guelph, Canada.
The projecs Barcoding Fauna Bavarica and German Barcode of Life are supported by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst and the German Federal Minstry of Ecudation and Research .