Which moss is which? Identification of the threatened moss Orthodontium gracile using molecular and morphological techniques

Abstract

Taxonomic misidentification has potentially serious consequences for the management of threatened species. Closely related moss species are often difficult to distinguish from each other using morphological characteristics. Here we compared the use of molecular (DNA barcoding of the trnL-F intron, AFLPs) and morphological techniques to demonstrate that ex… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9948-3

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