DNA Barcoding Against Misleading Identifications Of Endangered Species In Developing Countries
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Ingrid Vasconcellos Bunholi is a masters student at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. She holds an Interdisciplinary Degree in Science and Technology at the Sea by the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She has experience in Biology and Genetics of Conservation, applied to marine organisms, with emphasis on elasmobranchs.

                       

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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