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Forest Research uses micro-satellite analysis to produce DNA fingerprints from individual plants. This allows us to determine whether the plant is a genetically distinct individual or a clone, perhaps grown from suckers or cuttings. Clonal identification helps to inform biodiversity initiatives, tree conservation programmes and silvicultural practices. It is also useful for tracking tree identity in breeding programmes and for meeting Forest Reproductive Material regulations.
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