Dr. Spouge was one of two presenters (along only with Damon Little of the New York Botanical Garden) to a subset of the Plant Working Group invited to the Edinburgh Conference """"""""Selecting Barcode Loci for Plants"""""""" specifically to analyze standardized data, to select a plant barcode. The other conference participants sequenced seven candidate barcode loci across a broad range of land plants. Drs. Little and Spouge analyzed the resulting data, so the conference participants could select loci to constitute a plant barcode. The Edinburgh Conference selected rbcL and matK as the two plant barcode loci. Dr. Spouge performed a similar data analysis for the Fungal Barcode Working Group in Amsterdam (2011) and offered similar services to the Protist Barcode Working Group in Berlin (2011)

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Suwannasai, Nuttika; Martin, Maria P; Phosri, Cherdchai et al. (2013) Fungi in Thailand: a case study of the efficacy of an ITS barcode for automatically identifying species within the Annulohypoxylon and Hypoxylon genera. PLoS One 8:e54529
Pawlowski, Jan; Audic, Stephane; Adl, Sina et al. (2012) CBOL protist working group: barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant, and fungal kingdoms. PLoS Biol 10:e1001419
Schoch, Conrad L; Seifert, Keith A; Huhndorf, Sabine et al. (2012) Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:6241-6
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CBOL Plant Working Group (2009) A DNA barcode for land plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12794-7