Tell me your barcode, and I will tell you what palm you are

A short fragment of chloroplastic DNA as a «barcode» for species identification within a group of palm species, including the economically important date palm Phoenix dactylifera, has been proposed by researchers from IRD, France, and CRA-FSO, Italy. Species and hybrids recognition is important for the protection of endemic or rare species, as well as for preserving the genetic integrity of varieties. The study was published in a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/pp-…



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