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Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Guignardi, Zackary [1], Neubig , Kurt Maximillian [1], Majure, Lucas [2], Whitten, W. Mark [3], Williams, Norris [3].

Flora and DNA barcoding of the vascular plants of the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station.

The Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (OSBS) is the largest field research station owned by the University of Florida (9,278 acres) and contains a variety of Florida habitats including sandhills, xeric hammocks, swamps, and marshes. OSBS hosts dozens of research projects from across the nation and has recently been designated as a NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) site. OSBS is home to an estimated 600 different vascular plant species based on a previously compiled checklist. The goal of this project is to create a vouchered floristic inventory and to DNA barcode those taxa. So far, we have collected over 270 species from OSBS (almost 50% of the estimated species composition for OSBS), covering a wide array of all vascular plants; 49 of those species were not previously known to the area. To more precisely delimit taxa using molecular data, we have sequenced 4 DNA loci: rbcL, matK, trnH-psbA, and ITS. So far, we have sequenced varying numbers of samples per DNA locus. By creating a floristic inventory of OSBS and by using DNA barcoding technology, we hope to aid scientists from many diverse fields with the ability to quickly and accurately identify plant specimens.

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1 - University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, 385 Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7800, USA
2 - University Of Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
3 - University Of Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, PO BOX 117800, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7800, USA, 352/273-1964

DNA barcode
Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PME001
Abstract ID:220
Candidate for Awards:None

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