Establishment of a mitochondrial DNA sequence database for the identification of fish species commercially available in South Africa

  title={Establishment of a mitochondrial DNA sequence database for the identification of fish species commercially available in South Africa},
  author={Donna-Mare{\`e} Cawthorn and Harris Andrew Steinman and R. CORLI WITTHUHN},
  journal={Molecular Ecology Resources},
The limitations intrinsic to morphology‐based identification systems have created an urgent need for reliable genetic methods that enable the unequivocal recognition of fish species, particularly those that are prone to overexploitation and/or market substitution. The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive reference library of DNA sequence data to allow the explicit identification of 53 commercially available fish species in South Africa, most of which were locally caught marine… 

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