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A new weapon in the fight against illegal logging

DNA Barcoding of tropical woods Dirk Steinke Illegal logging is on the ¬≠increase world wide with a focus on rare and protected tree species. Criminal gangs fell the trees to satisfy an international black market for the wood. It is a lucrative business for the loggers, e.g. the wood for a single violin bow is […]


Plant DNA speaks English, identifies new species

  – Plant DNA speaks English, identifies new species – Publication in PhytoKeys


Wales to barcode all flowering plants

Barcode Wales project targets 1,143 native species Wales is aiming to be the first country to produce a DNA barcode for every one of its native flowering plants. BBC Earth News reported that the Barcode Wales project aims to use DNA barcodes catalogue all 1,143 species of native flowering plant “for biodiversity conservation and to […]


WG 1.2 – Land Plants

Seeds and Shoots Chair: Peter Hollingsworth Genetics and Conservation SectionRoyal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland Vice-chair: De-Zhu LiKunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China No group of organisms has received more detailed taxonomic attention than land plants, but identifications often require both the intervention of specialists and access to specific life stages (e.g. flowers). […]


De-Zhu Li

China representative & Vice-chair, WG1.2 – Land Plants Director, Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China Web: KIB Director’s Message Email: kibpub@mail.kib.ac.cn


Peter Hollingsworth

UK representative Chair, WG1.2 – Land Plants Lead Geneticist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK Website: Pete Hollingsworth’s home page Email: p.hollingsworth@rbge.org.uk


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