Microbial DNA Barcoding: Prospects for Discovery and Identification
DNA barcoding is a technology used for the identification of any biological species by sequencing obtained through amplification of DNA. Here we seek a standardized protocol along with choice of markers used for different microbial species: bacteria, fungi, algae, plants and animals. Various projects, consorts, tools and databases have been discussed. With the advancement of technology, the future scope and applications also have been identified with an argument on the limitations along with the concept of universality on the DNA barcoding.
KeywordsMicrobial DNA barcoding Databases Species identification Protocol for barcoding
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