Are genetic databases sufficiently populated to detect non-indigenous species?

@article{Briski2016AreGD,
  title={Are genetic databases sufficiently populated to detect non-indigenous species?},
  author={Elizabeta Briski and Sara Ghabooli and Sarah A Bailey and Hugh J MacIsaac},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1911-1922}
}
Correct species identifications are of tremendous importance for invasion ecology, as mistakes could lead to misdirecting limited resources against harmless species or inaction against problematic ones. DNA barcoding is becoming a promising and reliable tool for species identifications, however the efficacy of such molecular taxonomy depends on gene region(s) that provide a unique sequence to differentiate among species and on availability of reference sequences in existing genetic databases… CONTINUE READING

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