A non-destructive DNA sampling technique for herbarium specimens

Abstract

Herbarium specimens are an important source of DNA for plant research but current sampling methods require the removal of material for DNA extraction. This is undesirable for irreplaceable specimens such as rare species or type material. Here I present the first non-destructive sampling method for extracting DNA from herbarium specimens. DNA was… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183555