DNA barcode divergence among species and genera of birds and fishes.

  title={DNA barcode divergence among species and genera of birds and fishes.},
  author={Robert D. Ward},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  volume={9 4},
COI DNA barcoding is increasingly recognized as a significant new tool for the recognition and identification of animal species. Here, publicly available barcode data are compiled and analysed for birds (657 species) and fishes (1088 species). The proportion of species that cannot be barcode-distinguished by this marker is approximately 6.4% for birds and 2.1-2.5% for fishes. At all hierarchical taxonomic levels (species, genera, family, order, class), fish show greater mean COI divergence than… CONTINUE READING
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