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Botanists hail new era of DNA plant identification (2:42)
April 26 - Under sweeping new rules, botanists have made their first formal plant species identification solely through DNA sequencing. Prior to January 1, new plants had to be described by their visual characteristics in Latin. There are no Latin words to describe DNA results, so the technology could not be fully applied. But now, Latin is no longer required so the door is open to a faster and more efficient way to identify new species. Tara Cleary has more. ( Transcript )
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