Contributions to Zoology, 83 (1) – 2014

ExcaliBAR: a simple and fast software utility to calculate intra- and interspecific distances from DNA barcodes

Mansour Aliabadian1, Vincent Nijman2, Ahmad Mahmoudi3, Mehdi Naderi4, Ronald Vonk5, Miguel Vences6

1.  Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. 6 E-mail: aliabadi@um.ac.ir

2.  Oxford Brookes University, School of Social Sciences and Law, Department of Anthropology and Geography, OX3 0BP Oxford, United Kingdom

3.  Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

4.  Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

5.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, The Netherlands

6.  Zoological Institute, Technical University Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Keywords: bioinformatics,DNA Barcoding,pairwise genetic distance,sequence renaming.