Character-based DNA barcoding for authentication and conservation of IUCN Red listed threatened species of genus Decalepis (Apocynaceae)

@inproceedings{Mishra2017CharacterbasedDB,
  title={Character-based DNA barcoding for authentication and conservation of IUCN Red listed threatened species of genus Decalepis (Apocynaceae)},
  author={Priyanka Mishra and Amit Kumar and Gokul Sivaraman and Ashutosh Kumar Shukla and Ravikumar Kaliamoorthy and Adrian Slater and Sundaresan Velusamy},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
The steno-endemic species of genus Decalepis are highly threatened by destructive wild harvesting. The medicinally important fleshy tuberous roots of Decalepis hamiltonii are traded as substitute, to meet the international market demand of Hemidesmus indicus. In addition, the tuberous roots of all three species of Decalepis possess similar exudates and texture, which challenges the ability of conventional techniques alone to perform accurate species authentication. This study was undertaken to… CONTINUE READING