Jonathan Daniel Hulse*
Department of Biology, Shepherd University, United States of America
*Corresponding Author: Jonathan Daniel Hulse, Department of Biology, Shepherd University, United States of America.
Received: July 25, 2020; Published: August 11, 2020
The family of palm trees, Arecaceae, provides to the incredible biological diversity in the tropics, and currently includes 181 genera and over 2600 species. Of these 2600 plus species, only a portion of these species have been molecular characterized because many of these species had little or no economic value to Americans and Europeans, so they have simply not been a priority to bio-prospectors, until now. The advancement of Angiosperm353â a biotechnology kit, can differentiate the inner workings of this vast plant family, and minute details can finally be resolved. In particular, there have been discrepancies between the species of the genera Attalea, which include agriculturally and economically important members, that share similar morphology, which are hard to differentiate morphologically. Every member of this genus have not been molecularly characterized at this point in time, and this manuscript proposes the use of Angiosperm353â to help resolve the inner workings of this enormous plant family, to help bio-prospectors correctly identify members of this genus.
Keywords: Angiosperm354; Economic Botany; Silviculture; Attalea; Palm trees
Citation: Jonathan Daniel Hulse. “Potential Use of Angiosperm353 to Help Bio-prospectors Differentiate between Members of the Genus Attalea". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.9 (2020): 09-11.
Copyright: © 2020 Jonathan Daniel Hulse. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.