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Universal primer cocktails for fish DNA barcoding
Reliable recovery of the 5′′ region of the cytochrome c oxidase 1 (COI) gene is critical for the ongoing effort to gather DNA barcodes for all fish species. In this study, we develop and test primerExpand
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Genetic calibration of species diversity among North America's freshwater fishes
Freshwater ecosystems are being heavily exploited and degraded by human activities all over the world, including in North America, where fishes and fisheries are strongly affected. Despite centuriesExpand
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Can DNA barcoding accurately discriminate megadiverse Neotropical freshwater fish fauna?
BackgroundThe megadiverse Neotropical freshwater ichthyofauna is the richest in the world with approximately 6,000 recognized species. Interestingly, they are distributed among only 17 orders, andExpand
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DNA barcoding detects market substitution in North American seafood
Seafood authentication and food safety concerns are a growing issue in today’s global marketplace, although traditional morphology-based identification keys and existing molecular approaches haveExpand
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A single-laboratory validated method for the generation of DNA barcodes for the identification of fish for regulatory compliance.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe and accurately labeled. This task is particularly challenging in the case of seafood where aExpand
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DNA barcoding identifies Eimeria species and contributes to the phylogenetics of coccidian parasites (Eimeriorina, Apicomplexa, Alveolata).
Partial (∼ 780 bp) mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and near complete nuclear 18S rDNA (∼ 1,780 bp) sequences were directly compared to assess their relative usefulness as markersExpand
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Identifying sharks with DNA barcodes: assessing the utility of a nucleotide diagnostic approach
Shark fisheries worldwide are mostly unmanaged, but the burgeoning shark fin industry in the last few decades has made monitoring catch and trade of these animals critical. As a tool for molecularExpand
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Glacial cycles as an allopatric speciation pump in north‐eastern American freshwater fishes
Allopatric speciation may be the principal mechanism generating new species. Yet, it remains difficult to judge the generality of this process because few studies have provided evidence thatExpand
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A multiplex PCR method for the identification of commercially important salmon and trout species (Oncorhynchus and Salmo) in North America.
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to develop a species-specific multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method that allows for the detection of salmon species substitution on the commercialExpand
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Public health response to puffer fish (Tetrodotoxin) poisoning from mislabeled product.
Tetrodotoxin is a neurotoxin that occurs in select species of the family Tetraodontidae (puffer fish). It causes paralysis and potentially death if ingested in sufficient quantities. In 2007, twoExpand
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