Canadian Forest Service Publications

The DNA barcode: a unique identifier for pathogenic forest fungi. 2009. Tanguay, P.; Hamelin, R.C. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, QC. Branching out, No. 53. 2 p.

Year: 2009

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 31314

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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In the era of molecular biology, DNA barcoding is being used to fill gaps in taxonomy and confirm findings obtained through traditional approaches based on morphological differences between species. DNA barcodes can be used to correctly identify and classify any kind of living organism.

Also available under the title:
Le code-barres génétique : une appellation d'origine contrôlée pour les champignons pathogènes des arbres. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 53. (French)