Hawaiian Plant DNA Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa

TitleHawaiian Plant DNA Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2014
Keywords-20C, botany, DNA bank, genetic resources, Hawaii, nucleic acid extracts, online database
AbstractSince 1992, we have been collecting and extracting DNA from native Hawaiian plants and now have over 7000 accessions. Although many collections are duplicates for population analysis, there are extensive collections from various trips throughout the islands. Over 90% of the plant genera in Hawaii are represented and over 50% of the species. Many of these plants are endangered and some are now extinct in the wild. DNA is available for use by all researchers. Most DNA was extracted using a modification of the CTAB and then purified by banding in cesium chloride.