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DNA sequence data enable not only the inference of phylogenetic relationships but also provide an efficient method for species-level identifications under the terms DNA barcoding or DNA taxonomy. In this study, we have sequenced partial sequences of mitochondrial COI and 16S rRNA genes from 63 specimens of 8 species of Pectinidae to assess whether DNA(More)
The current classifications of arcoids are based on phenetic similarity, which display considerable convergence in several shell and anatomical characters, challenging phylogenetic analysis. Independent molecular analysis of DNA sequences is often necessary for accurate taxonomic assignments of arcoids, especially when morphological characters are(More)
DNA barcoding is a promising tool for the rapid and unambiguous identification of species. Some arcoid species are particularly difficult to distinguish with traditional morphological identification owing to phenotypic variation and the existence of closely related taxa. Here, we apply DNA barcoding based on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene (COI)(More)
This study represents the first comprehensive molecular assessment of northwestern Pacific molluscs. In total, 2801 DNA barcodes belonging to 569 species from China, Japan and Korea were analyzed. An overlap between intra- and interspecific genetic distances was present in 71 species. We tested the efficacy of this library by simulating a sequence-based(More)
The complete mitochondrial genome of Cucullaea labiata (Arcoida: Cucullaeidae) was firstly determined in this study in order to better understand the phylogenetic relationship between Cucullaeidae and Arcidae. The C. labiata mitochondrial genome was 25,845 bp in size and contained 12 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA and 22 tRNA genes. The number and the(More)
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