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Plant.ID – Molecular Identification of Plants

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How can we identify plants?

Plants are essential for many aspects of our daily lives as they provide food, medicines, and construction materials. However, plants can also cause harm, think of poisonous plants, pollen allergies, adulterants in herbal medicines, or invasive species. Correct identification of plants is therefore crucial but unfortunately this is often problematic. Plant.ID wants to address this issue by developing state-of-the-art molecular solutions for a simplified way of identifying plants.


Plant.ID is a collaborative network within Europe and addresses the challenges of plant identification in 15 different projects. The network supports the career development and training of 15 PhD fellows in an international and cross-disciplinary environment in order to give them a wide range of skills to become excellent scientists.


Plant.ID is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded through the H2020 program of the European Union and started on 1 January 2018.

Tags: Plant.ID, Plant DNA barcoding
Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 PM - Last modified Jan. 14, 2021 8:49 PM