Projects by tag: medicinal-plants
PhytoAuthent uses DNA sequence data to investigate authenticity of herbal medicines in Europe. The goal is to develop accurate high-throughput DNA barcoding for species-level identification and authentication of herbal supplements.
Many wild medicinal plants and edible orchids in Tanzania are under threat from overharvesting. In this project we use DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to identify species from market samples such as roots, bark, and powders with the objective of identification of those species that are targeted most severely by this trade