Current limitations in the number of possible bio-barcode tags for different lengths and edit distances. These bio-barcodes are stored in a database for fast selection according to user-specified criteria. Two examples (dashed lines) are indicated, representing user requests for 100 bio-barcodes and a length of 10 bp.
Brodin et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:255 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-255