DNA Barcoding Against Misleading Identifications Of Endangered Species In Developing Countries
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Bruno Ferrette is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Fisheries and Conservation Genetics Laboratory (GenPesC) of the Marine Institute (IMar) of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Campus Baixada Santista and the Laboratory of Genetics and Conservation of the Santa Cecilia University (UNISANTA).

My academic field is in Conservation Genetics, where modern DNA sequencing techniques and molecular markers are applied in solving various problems of conservation, management and use of marine organisms, such as the molecular identification of species, the delimitation of differentiated stocks, delimitation of conservation areas, micro and macroevolution analyzes and also identification of commercial frauds in the fish and illegal trade in endangered species.

                       

DNA Barcoding Against Misleading Identifications Of Endangered Species In Developing Countries

The ability to correctly identify specimens to their corresponding species is of the utmost of importance to biodiversity conservation efforts. For traded species, morphological identification in the field can be challenging due to the caught individuals' physic integrity or even the natural high similarity among closely related species. During fisheries procedures, the captured individuals' heads, viscera, and fins are frequently cut off to better preserve the fish; this makes it difficult to identify the captured species because it removes key...

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