Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …
Wood Research and Technology

Holzforschung

Cellulose – Hemicelluloses – Lignin – Wood Extractives

Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar / Salmén, Lennart

Editorial Board: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Burgert, Ingo / Rio, Jose C. / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Laine, Christiane / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Potthast, Antje / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Takano, Toshiyuki / Tamminen, Tarja / Theliander, Hans / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi

12 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 2.079

CiteScore 2017: 1.94

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.709
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.979

Online
ISSN
1437-434X
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 66, Issue 1

Issues

Development of DNA-based methods to identify CITES-protected timber species: a case study in the Meliaceae family

Aki Michael Höltken / Hilke Schröder
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute (vTI), Institute of Forest Genetics, Sieker Landstraße 2, D-22927 Großhansdorf, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Niko Wischnewski
  • University of Hamburg, Department of Wood Biology and Technology, Leuschnerstraße 91, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Bernd Degen
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute (vTI), Institute of Forest Genetics, Sieker Landstraße 2, D-22927 Großhansdorf, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Elisabeth Magel
  • University of Hamburg, Department of Wood Biology and Technology, Leuschnerstraße 91, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Matthias Fladung
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute (vTI), Institute of Forest Genetics, Sieker Landstraße 2, D-22927 Großhansdorf, Germany
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2011-08-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2011.142

Abstract

Violation of CITES regulations in tropical timber trade necessitates the development of accurate species identification systems. The application of available methods, mostly based on visual illustrations and descriptions of wood anatomical characteristics, proved to be difficult or even impossible, particularly on lower taxonomic levels. Further, because most of the chain-of-custody documents are externally applied marks which can easily be manipulated, control methods should be based on wood features which are inherent in the wood itself. In a case study on five closely-related genera of the Meliaceae (mahogany) family, including Swietenia sp. (listed on CITES appendix II), Khaya, Entandrophragma, and Carapa sp. (legal trade timbers), this study demonstrates the process of developing DNA markers for identification purposes. A detailed sequence analysis of several non-coding cpDNA regions resulted in an assay of seven genus-specific SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) markers. Tools have been designed that could be applied with low-cost equipment on the basis of PCR-RFLPs without the need for sequencing or capillary electrophoresis techniques. In addition, the application of the method to wood material with degraded DNA of low overall quantity is highlighted.

Keywords: barcoding; genetic marker; illegal logging; mahogany; wood identification

About the article

Corresponding author. University of Hamburg, Department of Wood Biology and Technology, Leuschnerstraße 91, D-21031 Hamburg, Germany


Received: 2011-03-17

Accepted: 2011-07-18

Published Online: 2011-08-19

Published in Print: 2012-01-01


Citation Information: Holzforschung, Volume 66, Issue 1, Pages 97–104, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2011.142.

Export Citation

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Malte Mader, Birte Pakull, Céline Blanc-Jolivet, Maike Paulini-Drewes, Zoéwindé Bouda, Bernd Degen, Ian Small, and Birgit Kersten
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018, Volume 19, Number 3, Page 701

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in