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Vincent Obanda
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Field Operations

Creating barcode reference records often begins with a collecting event in the field, but without the right techniques the specimen may never qualify as a high-quality barcode record. Come exchange information on field protocols!See More
Jun 23, 2010
Vincent Obanda joined Alex Borisenko's group
Jun 23, 2010
Vincent Obanda and Dr C.D. Nwani are now colleagues
Jun 23, 2010
Vincent Obanda and Kris Jett are now colleagues
Jun 16, 2010
Vincent Obanda is now a member of
Jun 15, 2010

Profile Information

Kenya Wildlife Service
Researcher/Faculty member
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation
I’m involved in or interested in the following iBOL Working Groups
WG1.1 Vertebrates, WG1.4 Human Pathogens and Zoonoses
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting
Current Project(s)
KenBol, Mammal working group

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At 11:19pm on July 5, 2010, MOHAMMAD-MONZOOR said…
Vincent,I am involved in DNA barcoding of Marine and brackishwater fin and shellfishes in the Gulf of Guinea coast and a Researcher with the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography & Marine Research. Could I have your current e-mail and telephone address for further contacts.
At 8:31am on June 22, 2010, Dr C.D. Nwani said…
I a Nigerian working on DNA Barcoding of freshwater fishes of Nigeria. Could you supply your Email address for me to write you.
Dr C.D. Nwani
At 10:01am on June 16, 2010, Matthew Sileo said…
Hello Vincent! No, a picture is not acceptable as a voucher specimen. A voucher specimen is the specimen from which a DNA sample was derived. In the case of large mammals, a frozen tissue sample or skeleton would be appropriate voucher specimens.
Barcode Data Standards:

The structured datafield for voucher specimens consists of three parts:

* The universally-recognized acronym for the institution that holds the voucher specimen,
* The institution’s code for the collection in which the voucher specimen is kept, and
* The unique catalog number (or other identifier) in the catalog of specimens in that collection.

By combining these three elements, the voucher specimen datafield should point to a unique specimen. A voucher specimen may be the source of many samples (frozen tissue, skeleton, DNA, etc.), and associating these samples with the original specimen can be a significant challenge.
At 8:45am on June 15, 2010, Matthew Sileo said…
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