ANSI/ASB Standard 180

Standard for the Selection and Evaluation of GenBank® Results for Taxonomic Assignment of Wildlife

First Edition, 2024
Consensus Body: Wildlife Forensics

This standard provides the minimum requirements for selection and evaluation of DNA sequences retrieved from the National Center for Biotechnology Information's GenBank® and their subsequent use as reference material for taxonomic identification of wildlife

This standard does not cover the use of DNA sequences from other public sequence databases (e.g., BOLD, UNITE), the protocol for downloading sequences from GenBank® for inclusion in in-house databases, or the use of custom BLAST searches against GenBank®. However, the criteria can be conceptually applied to other sequence databases.

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