Developing Novel Diagnostic Tools for Weed Identification

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The Novel Diagnostic Tools Workshop was held on Tuesday September 28, 2010 in conjunction with the Australasian Weed Science Society meeting held from September 27, 2010 ' September 30, 2010 in Christchurch New Zealand. (See below for workshop program and conference website.) The workshop was entitled: Use of sequencing, barcoding and other molecular techniques to study invasive weed taxonomy, systematics and genetics'. All invited speakers attended and participated by preparing oral presentations and also participating in a question and answer session and panel discussion. Presentations were generally 30 minutes in length and included the pros and cons of utilization of sequencing and barcoding for weed taxonomy and population genetics, in comparison to other more common marker based systems. Speakers included Leslie A. Weston, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Dr. Gareth Holms, Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand; Dr. David McClaren, Victoria Department of Primary Industries; Dr. Richard Watts, CSIRO Black Mountain Research Centre, Australia; Dr. David Gopurenko, Industry and Investment NSW, Australia; Dr. Gary Houliston, Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th conference proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationNew Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds
EditorsSue Zydenbos
Place of PublicationChristchurch, NZ
PublisherNZ Plant Protection Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780864762399
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralasian Weeds Conference (AWC) - Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 26 Sep 201030 Sep 2010


ConferenceAustralasian Weeds Conference (AWC)
CountryNew Zealand

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    Weston, L. (2010). Developing Novel Diagnostic Tools for Weed Identification. In S. Zydenbos (Ed.), 7th conference proceedings: New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds (pp. 1-3). NZ Plant Protection Society.