DNA Barcoding Reveals Cryptic Diversity within Commercially Exploited Indo-Malay Carangidae (Teleosteii: Perciformes)

Tun Nurul Aimi Mat Jaafar, Martin I. Taylor, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor, Mark De Bruyn, Gary R. Carvalho

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Abstract

DNA barcodes, typically focusing on the cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI) in many animals, have been used widely as a species-identification tool. The ability of DNA barcoding to distinguish species from a range of taxa and to reveal cryptic species has been well documented. Despite the wealth of DNA barcode data for fish from many temperate regions, there are relatively few available from the Southeast Asian region. Here, we target the marine fish Family Carangidae, one of the most commercially-important families from the Indo-Malay Archipelago (IMA), to produce an initial reference DNA barcode library.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere49623
JournalPLoS One
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2012

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