Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants.

  title={Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants.},
  author={W. John Kress and Kenneth J. Wurdack and Elizabeth A. Zimmer and Lee Weigt and Daniel H. Janzen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={102 23},
  • W. Kress, K. Wurdack, D. Janzen
  • Published 7 June 2005
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Methods for identifying species by using short orthologous DNA sequences, known as "DNA barcodes," have been proposed and initiated to facilitate biodiversity studies, identify juveniles, associate sexes, and enhance forensic analyses. The cytochrome c oxidase 1 sequence, which has been found to be widely applicable in animal barcoding, is not appropriate for most species of plants because of a much slower rate of cytochrome c oxidase 1 gene evolution in higher plants than in animals. We… 

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