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 Regina C Witthuhn},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  volume={11 6},
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… CONTINUE READING
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