Promising Molecular and Genomic Techniques for Biodiversity Research and DNA Barcoding: A Review


  • Almoataz Bellah Ali El-Mouhamady Department of Genetics and Cytology, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Centre, 33 El Buhouth ST., 12622, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Mohammed Mohammed El-Hawary Crop Physiology Research Department, Field Crops Research Institute, ARC, Giza, 12619, Egypt.


DNA barcoding, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Molecular Markers


The DNA barcoding technique is considered one of the most successful scientific leaps in the field of genetic engineering, especially in molecular genetics. Where this technique was able to decipher the puzzles and many blades that were not known to human beings in the past. This technology has also provided many positive paths in many fields and different branches of science. This technique was
developed mainly to identify the different life species present in a specific ecological area, and therefore it is a very important method in studying the biodiversity of living organisms in general and this is the main objective of this research. Also, one of the most important uses of DNA barcoding is preserving the endangered species of various plants and animals after studying their biodiversity,
preserving their sequencing in the gene bank and making decisions according to their optimal use in the future, which brings positive benefits to humans.