Melanie Schori

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UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY Secondary metabolites often inhibit PCR and sequencing reactions in extractions from plant material, especially from silica-dried and herbarium material. A DNA polymerase that is tolerant to inhibitors improves PCR results. • METHODS AND RESULTS A novel DNA amplification system, including a DNA polymerase engineered via(More)
Stemonurus corrugatus Utteridge & Schori is described and illustrated as a new species from Sarawak, Malaysia. The new species is similar to S. grandifolius, S. scorpioides, and S. umbellatus, and morphological differences among the taxa are discussed. A distribution map and notes on the new species’ conservation status are provided.
Plants contain many secondary metabolites, including phenolics, polysaccharides, and glycoproteins, that can interfere with DNA extraction, PCR, and cycle sequencing. Multiple extraction protocols aimed at reducing or removing inhibitory compounds (e.g., Olmstead and Palmer, 1994 ; Setoguchi and Ohba, 1995 ; Hughey et al., 2001 ; Drábková et al., 2002 ;(More)
Six new species of Gomphandra (Stemonuraceae) are described from the Philippines. Gomphandra bracteata is restricted to southern Palawan, G. coi and G. psilandra are from Luzon, G. fernandoi is found in the eastern Visayan region, and G. dinagatensis and G. ultramafiterrestris occur on Dinagat Island. A new subspecies, Gomphandra luzoniensis subsp.(More)
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