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Guidelines for the Choice of Sequences for Molecular Plant Taxonomy

  • Pascale Besse
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1115)

Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of the major plant DNA sequences and molecular methods available for plant taxonomy. Guidelines are provided for the choice of sequences and methods to be used, based on the DNA compartment (nuclear, chloroplastic, mitochondrial), evolutionary mechanisms, and the level of taxonomic differentiation of the plants under survey.

Key words

Nuclear DNA Chloroplast DNA Mitochondrial DNA Repeated DNA Low-copy DNA Evolution Molecular plant taxonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascale Besse
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR C53 PVBMT Université de la Réunion – Cirad, Université de la RéunionIle de la RéunionFrance

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