Using DNA barcoding to detect adulteration in different herbal plant-based products in the United Arab Emirates: Proof of concept and validation.

Commercially available herbal and medicinal plants-based products are susceptible to substitution or contamination with other unlabeled or undesired materials. This will reduce the quality of the product, and may lead to intoxication and allergy. DNA Barcoding is a molecular technology that allows the identification of plant materials at the species level… (More)