The variable 5′ end of the 16S rRNA gene as a novel barcoding tool for scallops (Bivalvia, Pectinidae)

Scallops (Bivalvia, Pectinidae) are among the most valuable source of marine food. With about 350 extant species distributed worldwide and a total global production comprising 18 species, the development of proper species-level identification assays is imperative. DNA barcoding has proven to be a useful tool in species identification. A partial region at… CONTINUE READING