|A data base for PCR primers in the chloroplast genome|
ConclusionsConserved 'universal' primers and markers are possible for chloroplast DNA. Polymorphisms can be identified with tested primer sequences in the database. 'Generic' PCR conditons make possible the use of many primers in new combinations. Several opportunities exist for efficient detection and analysis of polymorphisms. I hope that this database will prove useful for many diverse problems. Additions are welcome by e-mail to me (Berthold.Heinze@bfw.gv.at). I also hope that our knowledge of mutation and evolution processes in chloroplasts will receive a boost and will make it possible in the future to make some predictions for species that still await detailed investigations.