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Study Finds DNA Barcoding Requires Caution Without Closer Examination


June 24, 2009

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DNA barcoding is advocated as a vast improvement in our ability to monitor and manage the world's biodiversity. David Spooner, a USDA researcher and expert on the potato and tomato families, examined the utility of DNA barcoding in a complex plant group, Solanum section Petota, using three of the most frequently suggested genome sections. His findings emphasize the importance of using multiple means of identifying species.Full Story

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American Journal of Botany

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