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DNA Barcoding of algae needs data transparency
In Organisms, Diversity & Evolution (Vol. 11, 2011) a new DNA Barcode for diatoms has been proposed. The original data researched at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem has been made available online within the GBIF Germany project, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research.
Jonas Zimmermann, Regine Jahn, and Birgit Gemeinholzer cite the primary biodiversity data, which is available via the AlgaTerra Information System and will be fed into the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (GBIF).
The DNA Barcode development at the BGBM began by a comparison between light microscopical and molecular data in identifying diatoms.
Hantzschia amphioxys (SEM, light microscopy). Photos: CC BY-SA 3.0 R. Jahn (BGBM).
Stephanodiscus minutulus (Light microscopy, SEM). Photos: CC BY-SA 3.0 R. Jahn (BGBM).
List of taxa
[W.-H. Kusber & R. Jahn, 8.11.2011]