Projects by tag: anacamptis

Molecular identification to curb the illegal trade in orchid tubers in Asia Minor

Published: Jan. 12, 2016

Molecular identification to curb the illegal trade in orchid tubers in Asia Minor

All orchids are CITES listed, but tubers of terrestrial orchids in the genera Orchis, Anacamptis, Dactylorhiza and Himantoglossum are collected in large quantities to make Salep. Using high-throughput sequencing we can analyze anything from tubers through Salep powder to Salep icecream to accurate determine all orchid species present in these processed products.

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