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Metabolic chemotypes of CITES protected Dalbergia timbers from Africa, Madagascar, and Asia

The genus Dalbergia includes approximately 250 species worldwide. Of these, 58 species are of economic importance and listed under CITES. Identification of illegal transnational timber trade is a challenge because logs or boards lack the typical descriptors used for species identification such as leaves and flowers; therefore, frequently the lowest taxonomic determination of these tree byproducts is genus. This study explores the use of Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) in making species determinations of protected Dalbergia trees from Africa, Madagascar, and Asia.

  • Pamela J. McClure Gabriela D. Chavarria Edgard Espinoza
  • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
  • 2015