Examining the utility of DNA barcodes for the identification of tallgrass prairie flora

Examining the utility of DNA barcodes for the identification of tallgrass prairie flora

The tallgrass prairies of North America are one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, making environment friendly species identification important for understanding and managing variety. Here, we assess DNA barcoding with high-throughput sequencing as a way for speedy plant species identification. Using herbarium collections representing the tallgrass prairie flora of Oak Lake Field Station, …

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