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Plant Mol Biol. 2006 Jun;61(3):515-23.

Development of electronic barcodes for use in plant pathology and functional genomics.

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Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii, 1955 East West Road, Agricultural Science 218, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA.


We have developed a novel 'electronic barcode' system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, cell phones, and portable computers to link phenotypic, environmental, and genomic data. We describe a secure, inexpensive system to record and retrieve data from plant samples. It utilizes RFID tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, and functional genomic data. Our results suggest that RFID tags can be used in functional genomic screens to record information that is involved in plant development or disease.

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