Next-generation sampling: Pairing genomics with large-scale herbarium sampling

16 junio 2015

Rapid advances in sequencing technology are expanding our understanding of biodiversity and evolution in complex plant groups, but access to samples remains a problem. Herbarium material provides a readily accessible solution, but to date has had limited use. Researchers have developed a genomic data set for Solidago using only herbarium material. Called ‘next-generation sampling,’ this innovative sampling strategy could transform how scientists obtain data sets for species-rich plant groups.