Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Barcoding algae

In a paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Botany, Robba et al. discuss the use of mitochondrial cyctochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) for barcoding Red alge, which are difficult to indentify solely on the basis of morphology. They found that they were able to discriminate species on this basis, and suggested that it might be a useful tool. (See article)

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