Building a plant DNA barcode reference library for a diverse tropical flora: an example from Queensland, Australia

Costion, Craig M., Lowe, Andrew J., Rossetto, Maurizio, Kooyman, Robert M., Breed, Martin F., Ford, Andrew, and Crayn, Darren M. (2016) Building a plant DNA barcode reference library for a diverse tropical flora: an example from Queensland, Australia. Diversity, 8 (1). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

A foundation for a DNA barcode reference library for the tropical plants of Australia is presented here. A total of 1572 DNA barcode sequences are compiled from 848 tropical Queensland species. The dataset represents 35% of the total flora of Queensland's Wet Tropics Bioregion, 57% of its tree species and 28% of the shrub species. For approximately half of the sampled species, we investigated the occurrence of infraspecific molecular variation in DNA barcode loci rbcLa, matK, and the trnH-psbA intergenic spacer region across previously recognized biogeographic barriers. We found preliminary support for the notion that DNA barcode reference libraries can be used as a tool for inferring biogeographic patterns at regional scales. It is expected that this dataset will find applications in taxonomic, ecological, and applied conservation research.

Item ID: 44161
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1424-2818
Keywords: biogeography; wet tropics; rbcLa; matK; trnH-psbA intergenic spacer
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© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Funders: Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF), National Environmental Research Program (NERP), Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University (JCU), University of Adelaide
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 23:46
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