BIOSCAN2019 - 2025
Our planet is an island of life in the cosmos. BIOSCAN will illuminate millions of dark species by metabarcoding assemblages from 2,500 sites. Over its duration, BIOSCAN will survey at least half the world’s ecoregions.
No organism is an island, it is a complex ecosystem where multi-cellular parasites, parasitoids, commensals, and mutualists are joined by single-celled microbes. BIOSCAN will use sequence variation in the mitochondrial genome to illuminate eukaryotic associations, the
BIOSCAN has four main objectives: