Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:29
Serious botanists would be very excited about this idea if it works, particularly where microspecies are involved, like Rubus or Taraxacum. But as Edd says, it would all depend on the database availability. Amazing to think that the technology is nearly there for a handheld genotyping device.
It would be a real shame if it ended up with the loss of the observational skills that make botany so fascinating, though.