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Plant DNA Fingerprinting and Barcoding

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    Chapter 1 A Taxonomist’s View on Genomic Authentication
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    Chapter 2 DNA Fingerprinting, DNA Barcoding, and Next Generation Sequencing Technology in Plants
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    Chapter 3 Challenges in the DNA Barcoding of Plant Material
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    Chapter 4 Plant Genetics for Forensic Applications
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    Chapter 5 DNA Purification from Multiple Sources in Plant Research with Homemade Silica Resins
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    Chapter 6 Random Amplified Marker Technique for Plants Rich in Polyphenols
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    Chapter 7 Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism: An Invaluable Fingerprinting Technique for Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Epigenetic Studies
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    Chapter 8 Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism of the 5S-rRNA-NTS Region: A Rapid and Precise Method for Plant Identification
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    Chapter 9 ISSR: A Reliable and Cost-Effective Technique for Detection of DNA Polymorphism.
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    Chapter 10 Development of Sequence Characterized Amplified Region from Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Amplicons
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    Chapter 11 Authentication of Medicinal Plants by SNP-Based Multiplex PCR
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    Chapter 12 Multiplex PCR Method to Discriminate Artemisia iwayomogi from Other Artemisia Plants
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    Chapter 13 Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for the Detection of Plant Pathogens
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    Chapter 14 Genomic DNA extraction and barcoding of endophytic fungi.
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    Chapter 15 Using GenBank® for Genomic Authentication: A Tutorial
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Chapter title
Challenges in the DNA Barcoding of Plant Material
Chapter number 3
Book title
Plant DNA Fingerprinting and Barcoding
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-1-61779-609-8_3
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978-1-61779-608-1, 978-1-61779-609-8

Robyn S. Cowan, Michael F. Fay


DNA barcoding, using a short gene sequence from a standardized region of the genome, is a species identification tool which would not only aid species discovery but would also have applications ranging from large-scale biodiversity surveys through to identification of a single fragment of material in forensic contexts. To fulfill this vision a universal, relatively cheap, scalable system needs to be in place. The mitochondrial locus being used for many animal groups and algae is not suitable for use in land plants, and an appropriate alternative is needed.Progress has been made in the selection of two alternative regions for plant DNA barcoding. There are however many challenges in finding a solution that fulfills all the requirements of a successful, universally applicable barcode, and in the short term a pragmatic solution that achieves as much as possible and has payoffs in most areas has been chosen. Research continues in areas ranging from the technicalities of sequencing the regions to data analysis and the potential improvements that may result from the developing technology and data analysis systems.The ultimate success of DNA barcoding as a plant identification tool for all occasions depends on the building of a reference database and it fulfilling the requirements of potential users such that they are able to achieve valid results through its use, that would be more time consuming and costly, and less reliable using other techniques.

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Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Lecturer 3 7%
Other 9 21%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 62%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 7%

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