Evaluating the systematic position of Ehretia asperula Zoll. & Moritzi based on ITS1, matK and trnL-trnF DNA sequences

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Thuy Linh Nguyen Thi Hang Pham Van Truong Do Thi Thu Hue Huynh

Abstract

Ehretia asperula, popular as a medicinal herb that has potential on cancer treatment, has a limited research about its phylogeny relationships. With many innovative advancements in molecular biology, it is more easy and reliable to identify the taxonomic position of a species by molecular markers - DNA barcode. In this study, we used three different markers, ITS1, trnL-trnF, and matK, to evaluate E. asperula's systematic position. Based on ITS1 sequence, E. asperula belongs to clade Ehretia I and is a close relative of E. resinosa. Moreover, ITS1 was suggested to use as a suitable DNA barcode in order to identify E. asperula.

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NGUYEN, Thuy Linh et al. Evaluating the systematic position of Ehretia asperula Zoll. & Moritzi based on ITS1, matK and trnL-trnF DNA sequences. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 59, n. 4, p. 61-65, dec. 2017. ISSN 2525-2461. Available at: <http://vietnamscience.vn/index.php/vistech/article/view/82>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2018.
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LIFE SCIENCES