Trade in Zambian Edible Orchids—DNA Barcoding Reveals the Use of Unexpected Orchid Taxa for Chikanda

@article{Veldman2018TradeIZ,
  title={Trade in Zambian Edible Orchids—DNA Barcoding Reveals the Use of Unexpected Orchid Taxa for Chikanda},
  author={S. Veldman and S. Kim and T. V. van Andel and Maria Bello Font and R. Bone and B. Bytebier and D. Chuba and B. Gravendeel and F. Martos and Geophat Mpatwa and G. Ngugi and Royd Vinya and N. Wightman and K. Yokoya and H. D. de Boer},
  journal={Genes},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
  • S. Veldman, S. Kim, +12 authors H. D. de Boer
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genes
  • In Zambia, wild edible terrestrial orchids are used to produce a local delicacy called chikanda, which has become increasingly popular throughout the country. Commercialization puts orchid populations in Zambia and neighbouring countries at risk of overharvesting. Hitherto, no study has documented which orchid species are traded on local markets, as orchid tubers are difficult to identify morphologically. In this study, the core land-plant DNA barcoding markers rbcL and matK were used in… CONTINUE READING
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