Molecular genetic identification of southern hemisphere beaked whales (Cetacea: Ziphiidae)

@article{Dalebout1998MolecularGI,
  title={Molecular genetic identification of southern hemisphere beaked whales (Cetacea: Ziphiidae)},
  author={Merel L. Dalebout and A van Helden and Koen Van Waerebeek and C. Scott Baker},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7}
}
To assist in the species‐level identification of stranded and hunted beaked whales, we compiled a database of ‘reference’ sequences from the mitochondrial DNA control region for 15 of the 20 described ziphiid species. Reference samples for eight species were obtained from stranded animals in New Zealand and South Australia. Sequences for a further seven species were obtained from a previously published report. This database was used to identify 20 ‘test’ samples obtained from incompletely… 
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