Barcoding P.A.T.H.S.

Plant & Algal Type & Historical Specimens


DNA barcoding.

In the last years molecular techniques have become integral part of systematic studies. In particular, DNA barcoding is spreading as a good method to correctly identify taxa in a rapid, repeatable, and reliable manner.

Reference specimens.

Sequences of type and historical material are available to everyone, in a library easily to update and against which putative new species or other plant material can be compared.

Collaborations.

Open up to the possibility of collaborations with other research groups, museums, and historical gardens, in order to increase the molecular data regarding type and historical specimens and make them accessible to everyone.