Plant Species Identification
Plant Species Identification using DNA testing determines the species of an unknown plant DNA sample. Plant DNA Collection Kits and sample collection instructions and will be shipped within two days of purchase.
Processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks after samples are received.
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Plant Species Identification (DNA Barcoding)
You can now identify an unknown plant species using DNA barcoding. Current state-of-the-art methods for DNA barcoding of plants require sequencing the DNA of specific genes that are unique to each species, known as marker genes. After we obtain the sequences for your sample(s), we match them to a reference database to determine what species your unknown plant is. Delta Leaf can take care of this entire process for you from DNA extraction to data analysis. Our easy-to-use sample collection kits make it simple for you to submit samples. Then, just sit back and wait for your results.
Important Note: This test does not identify the variety of a plant species. We will provide taxonomic information down to the genus and species level only. This test does not provide any additional information about a sample other than a phylogenetic taxonomy inference. However, we may be able to perform sequence alignments and additional analysis upon request if you would like to attempt to use barcoding data for other purposes. Please perform the necessary research to ensure you do not need to identify the variety of your plant samples.