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Contributing scientists report on the recent developments in the field of DNA analysis of plants in this progress report on the topic presented at a workshop held in Australia. Edited by Robert Henry of the Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics at Southern Cross University, the focus of the conference was the identification of the most effective and least costly methods for discovering the genetic backgrounds of individual plants. The development in the use of a single nucleotide polymorphism-based (SNP) marker system was highlighted in the research studies: illustrations and data accompany the descriptions of the procedures. This scientific review of recent technology is accompanied by extensive references to other studies on genetic markers and related interests.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden