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DNA Barcoding the Canadian Arctic Flora: Core Plastid Barcodes (rbcL + matK) for 490 Vascular Plant Species

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2013

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Saarela, Jeffery M., Sokoloff, Paul C., Gillespie, Lynn J., Consaul, Laurie L., and Bull, Roger D., 2013, DNA Barcoding the Canadian Arctic Flora: Core Plastid Barcodes (rbcL + matK) for 490 Vascular Plant Species: PLoS One, v. 8, no. 10, n/a p.

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Accurate identification of Arctic plant species is critical for understanding potential climate-induced changes in their diversity and distributions. To facilitate rapid identification we generated DNA barcodes for the core plastid barcode loci (rbcL and matK) for 490 vascular plant species, representing nearly half of the Canadian Arctic flora and 93% of the flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Sequence recovery was higher for rbcL than matK (93% and 81%), and rbcL was easier to recover than matK from herbarium specimens (92% and 77%). Distance-based and sequence-similarity analyses of combined rbcL + matK data discriminate 97% of genera, 56% of species, and 7% of infraspecific taxa. There is a significant negative correlation [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1371/journal.pone.0077982; DOCID: 3115169001; PCID: 82001722; PMID: 174835; ProvJournalCode: PLBN; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077982; PublisherXID: ICAPLOS_PLBN_20131001_v8i10a0077982 10.1371/journal.pone.0077982

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