TITLE

WANTED: TREE DNA

AUTHOR(S)
Lerardi, Katrina
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
American Forests;Summer2008, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that researchers from one of the foremost botanical gardens in the U.S. have launched a project to gather and catalog DNA from trees around the world. Called TreeBOL, short for Tree Barcode of Life, the project is led by the New York Botanical Gardens. The goal is to build a database that will enable scientists to identify and locate the world's plant species and determine whether they are endangered. The database will help conservation groups as population and development increasingly threaten species. Other groups have launched similar campaigns to document plant and bird DNA.
ACCESSION #
34738364

 

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