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Analysis Study Research Paper | Zoology Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023
DNA Barcoding of Indomysis annandalei: Unravelling the Complexity of Molecular Systematics of Shrimps
Abstract: The field of DNA barcoding is transforming conservation efforts by providing a deeper understanding of the complexities of the natural world. This innovative technique allows us to identify known species, uncover hidden variations, and even discover new species. By bridging molecular techniques and traditional taxonomy, DNA barcoding offers a practical and cost-effective way to study and protect biodiversity in unexplored regions. It acknowledges that an organism's place in the hierarchy of life is not fixed, which means that scientists can refine classifications using evidence from various fields. By promoting collaboration and integration with other disciplines, DNA barcoding provides valuable insights into the dynamic nature of our world. This powerful tool is continually advancing our understanding of nature and making significant contributions to conservation efforts.The current findings regarding the distribution of Indomysis annandalei populating the Konkan Region in Maharashtra extended the knowledge on the presence and density of these benthic invertebrates based on molecular identification by DNA barcoding using COI gene sequencing, and complementary meta-data regarding their habitats (substrate type and river depth), thereby adding to the ecological profile of this fauna. The accuracy of species identification by this method was highlighted in the cases of several specimens belonging to the same species of mysids clustered together in monophyletic groups. Moreover, this study contributed to the first mysid barcode dataset.
Keywords: DNA Barcode, Indomysis annandalei, Molecular Systematics, opossum shrimp, phylogenomics
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,
Pages: 102 - 109