Taxonomic Relationship Among Seven Species of Groupers (Genus Epinephelus; Family Serranidae) as Revealed by RAPD Fingerprinting

Govindaraju, G S and Jayasankar, P (2004) Taxonomic Relationship Among Seven Species of Groupers (Genus Epinephelus; Family Serranidae) as Revealed by RAPD Fingerprinting. Marine Biotechnology, 6 . pp. 229-237.

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Abstract

Phenotypic identification of groupers of the genus Epinephelus is based on color patterns and a suite of morphologic characters. However, these characters often show intraspecific variations and differences between juveniles and adults of the same species. The present work is an attempt to study and ratify the status of Epinephelus spp. using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis based on samples drawn from southeast and southwest coasts of India. The RAPD fingerprints generated in Epinephelus diacanthus, E. areolatus, E. chlorostigma, E. bleekeri, E. coioides, E. tauvina, and E. malabaricus with 4 primers (OPA 01, OPA 07, OPF 08, and OPF 10) were consistent, reproducible, and yielded species-specific diagnostic markers in all the species

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Taxonomic Relationship'; Groupers; Epinephelus; Serranidae; RAPD Fingerprinting
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
ID Code:8438
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:10 May 2011 13:23
Last Modified:20 May 2011 13:31

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