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Identification of selected CITES-protected Araucariaceae using DART TOFMS

This study examines the macroscopic appearance of selected members of the Araucariaceae and investigates whether analysis of heartwood chemotypes using Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) is useful for making species determinations. DART TOFMS data were collected from 5 species (n =75 spectra). The spectra were analyzed statistically using supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms. Results indicate that A. araucana can be distinguished from the look-alike taxa.

  • Philip D. Evans Ignacio A. Mundo Michael C. Wiemann Gabriela D. Chavarria Pamela J. McClure Doina Voin Edgard O. Espinoza
  • IAWA Journal (38)
  • 2017