DNA barcoding: a new tool for palm taxonomists?

  title={DNA barcoding: a new tool for palm taxonomists?},
  author={Marc L. Jeanson and J. Labat and Damon P. Little},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={108 8},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In the last decade, a new tool - DNA barcoding - was proposed to identify species. The technique of DNA barcoding is still being developed. The Consortium for the Barcode of Life's Plant Working Group (CBOL-PWG) selected two core markers (matK and rbcL) that now must be tested in as many taxa as possible. Although the taxonomy of palms (Arecaceae/Palmae) has been greatly improved in the past decades, taxonomic problems remain. Species complexes, for example, could… CONTINUE READING

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