Morphological and molecular characterization of salps (Thalia spp.) from the Tristan da Cunha archipelago

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Abstract

The identification of salp species by morphological features alone can be challenging. This study combined morphological and molecular approaches to characterize different salp reproductive forms (oozooids and blastozooids) collected from the remote Tristan da Cunha archipelago. Novel cox1 barcoding primers developed in this study proved successful for the identification of Thalia salp species and generated much needed barcoding data for this taxonomic group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-888
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Volume36
Issue number3
Early online date28 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014

Keywords

  • barcoding
  • cox1
  • COI
  • South Atlantic
  • taxonomy

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