DNA barcoding of the ichthyofauna of Taal Lake, Philippines.

  title={DNA barcoding of the ichthyofauna of Taal Lake, Philippines.},
  author={Sean V L Aquilino and Jazzlyn M Tango and Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla and Roberto C Pagulayan and Zubaida U. Basiao and Perry S Ong and Jonas P. Quilang},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  volume={11 4},
This study represents the first molecular survey of the ichthyofauna of Taal Lake and the first DNA barcoding attempt in Philippine fishes. Taal Lake, the third largest lake in the Philippines, is considered a very important fisheries resource and is home to the world's only freshwater sardine, Sardinella tawilis. However, overexploitation and introduction of exotic fishes have caused a massive decline in the diversity of native species as well as in overall productivity of the lake. In this… CONTINUE READING

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