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Marine barcoding - how will it help Indian marine benthic studies?
Bhadury, P.; Annapurna, C. (2011). Marine barcoding - how will it help Indian marine benthic studies? Indian J. Mar. Sci. 40(5): 645-647
In: Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR: New Delhi. ISSN 0379-5136; e-ISSN 0975-1033, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Barcodes, DNA, benthic, marine, taxonomy

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  • Bhadury, P.
  • Annapurna, C.

Abstract
    DNA barcoding has unraveled issues related to cryptic species complexes, assigning life history stages of unidentified organisms and also towards better understanding of evolutionary relationships between organismal groups. Given the advantages of DNA barcoding, one can strongly argue that barcodes may prove to be extremely useful for marine meiobenthic studies particularly for taxonomic groups such as free-living marine nematodes and polychaetes from the Indian subcontinent. An integrative taxonomic approach based on morphological traits based taxonomy and DNA barcoding would be ideal for studying the meiobenthic groups from Indian sedimentary environments.

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