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Advances in Biology
Volume 2014, Article ID 541787, 9 pages
Review Article

DNA Barcoding on Bacteria: A Review

1Department of Biotechnology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517502, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517502, India

Received 31 May 2014; Revised 30 July 2014; Accepted 30 July 2014; Published 26 August 2014

Academic Editor: Brenda A. Wilson

Copyright © 2014 D.E. Lebonah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bacteria are omnipotent and they can be found everywhere. The study of bacterial pathogens has been happening from olden days to prevent epidemics, food spoilage, losses in agricultural production, and loss of lives. Modern techniques in DNA based species identification are considered. So, there is a need to acquire simple and quick identification technique. Hence, this review article covers the efficacy of DNA barcoding of bacteria. Routine DNA barcoding involves the production of PCR amplicons from particular regions to sequence them and these sequence data are used to identify or “barcode” that organism to make a distinction from other species.