DNA barcoding for species assignment: the case of Mediterranean marine fishes

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DNA barcoding enhances the prospects for species-level identifications globally using a standardized and authenticated DNA-based approach. Reference libraries comprising validated DNA barcodes (COI) constitute robust datasets for testing query sequences, providing considerable utility to identify marine fish and other organisms. Here we test the feasibility of using DNA barcoding to assign species to tissue samples from fish collected in the central Mediterranean Sea, a major contributor to the European marine ichthyofaunal diversity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2014
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