Meeting to find the best gene to DNA barcode fungi

Meeting in Amsterdam

Over 50 participants met from April 16-18, 2011 in Amsterdam to discuss the best gene for DNA barcoding of fungi (incl. lichens).  During this session data ITS, was identified as the best gene, based on the ease of amplification across all groups, and will be recommended as a fungal barcode.  A publication is now being prepared with full analyses of comparison of genes.