Scientists can use DNA preserved in herbarium specimens, like this red trillium (Trillium erectum) collected almost 100 years ago in Tennessee, to unravel the genetic structure of populations long since vanished and determine which species are most in need of conservation.
Please cite the article: Powell, C., A. Krakowiak, R. Fuller, E. Rylander, E. Gillespie, S. Krosnick, B. Ruhfel, et al. 2021. Estimating herbarium specimen digitization rates: Accounting for human experience. Applications in Plant Sciences 9(4): e11410. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11410
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