Welcome to the African Centre for DNA Barcoding

The African Centre for DNA Barcoding is a division of the University of Johannesburg and an academic unit within the departments of Botany & Plant Biotechnology and Zoology, and is subjected to the governance rules and structures of the Faculty of Science.


The mission of the African Centre for DNA Barcoding is to fill the knowledge gap and strengthen research frameworks for international, regional and inter-institutional co-operation in Africa, especially in the modern field of DNA technology for biodiversity science, such as DNA Barcoding.

Key performance areas:

  • Research
  • Education
  • Networking

Please explore our website for more information on our research.

Current Progress

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Last update - July 2013
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