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Nuclear Ribosomal RNA Genes: ITS Region

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Molecular Plant Taxonomy

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Despite possible drawbacks (intraspecific polymorphisms and possible fungal contamination), sequencing of the ribosomal RNA gene ITS region remains one of the most popular nuclear sequences used for plant taxonomy and phylogeny. A protocol for PCR amplification and sequencing of this region using universal plant primers is provided.

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Denis Da Silva and Michel Grisoni (UMR PVBMT Cirad-Université de la Réunion) are acknowledged for their help in the ITS amplification protocol design.

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Besse, P. (2014). Nuclear Ribosomal RNA Genes: ITS Region. In: Besse, P. (eds) Molecular Plant Taxonomy. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1115. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.

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