Biochemistry in the Taxonomy of Lichens

Abstract

THE application of biochemical methods to plant taxonomy was first made in the lichens, in 1867, when potassium hydroxide and calcium hypochlorite were found to give characteristic colour reactions when applied to the thallus of certain species. Most present-day lichenologists employ these reactions as an important character in the description of species… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/168038a0

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