Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of cetaceans and dugong from the Indian seas for their conservation and management

Jayasankar, P and Anoop, B and Rajagopalan, M and Vivekanandan, E and Krishnakumar, P K and Kumaran, P L and Reynold, P and Anoop, A K and Yousuf, K S S M and Afsal, V V (2007) Mitochondrial DNA sequencing of cetaceans and dugong from the Indian seas for their conservation and management. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (192). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Understanding taxonomy is fundamental to conservation efforts of bioresources, The units on which conservation is based are determined largely by species designation. Ambiguous identification of species may lead to erroneous conclusions, which be may more serious than lack of understanding of the population structure and status; for example, conclusions such as loss of genetic variability (e,g,, by unwitting extinction of a species). In cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), morphological features are subtle and difficult to compare because of the rarity of specimens or widespread distributions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cetaceans, Mitochondrial DNA
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
ID Code:4234
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Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 15:25
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