Morphological and Molecular Classification of Genus Anguilla
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 6-9
Received: Nov. 2, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 7, 2014; Published: Nov. 11, 2014
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Authors
Jae-Ho Hwang, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, Chonnam National University, Yosu 550-749, Korea
Kyeong-Ho Han, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, Chonnam National University, Yosu 550-749, Korea
Seon-Jae Kim, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, Chonnam National University, Yosu 550-749, Korea
Sung-Ju Rha, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, Chonnam National University, Yosu 550-749, Korea
Sung-Hoon Lee, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, Chonnam National University, Yosu 550-749, Korea
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Abstract
To establish species-specific systematics to avoid confusing identification of four main commercial species of genus Anguilla in Korea, the relevant species were classified by morphological and molecular methodologies, using body measurement, random amplified polymorphic DNA, and mitochondrial 16S and 12S rDNA determination. Four species of the genus Anguilla from the Far-East (Anguilla japonica), Europe (A. anguilla), America (A. rostrata), and Indonesia (A. bicolor bicolor) were morphologically and genetically distinct from one another.
Keywords
Morphology, Systematics, Mtdna, Eel, RAPD, Phylogenetic Tree, 16S and 12S Ribosomal DNA
To cite this article
Jae-Ho Hwang, Kyeong-Ho Han, Seon-Jae Kim, Sung-Ju Rha, Sung-Hoon Lee, Morphological and Molecular Classification of Genus Anguilla, American Journal of Life Sciences. Special Issue: Marine Biology. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 6-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2015030101.12
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