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DNA barcoding and morphological identification of neotropical ichthyoplankton from the Upper Paraná and São Francisco

Becker, RA, Sales, NAIARA GUIMARAES, Santos, GM, Santos, GB and Carvalho, DC 2015, 'DNA barcoding and morphological identification of neotropical ichthyoplankton from the Upper Paraná and São Francisco' , Journal Of Fish Biology, 87 (1) , pp. 159-168.

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Abstract

The identification of fish larvae from two neotropical hydrographic basins using traditional morphological taxonomy and DNA barcoding revealed no conflicting results between the morphological and barcode identification of larvae. A lower rate (25%) of correct morphological identification of eggs as belonging to migratory or non-migratory species was achieved. Accurate identification of ichthyoplankton by DNA barcoding is an important tool for fish reproductive behaviour studies, correct estimation of biodiversity by detecting eggs from rare species, as well as defining environmental and management strategies for fish conservation in the neotropics.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Fish Biology
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0022-1112
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Funders: CNPq, BrBOL
Depositing User: NAIARA GUIMARAES Sales
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 08:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 08:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40069

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