Banks, J.C., Hicks, B.J., Lobb, R., & Blair, J.M.. (2010). Genetic identification of fish. CBER Contract Report No. 109, . Hamilton, New Zealand: Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, The University of Waikato.
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Our report shows that the straightforward extraction of DNA and amplification of appropriate genes can identify fish that are difficult to identify unequivocally from morphology alone. Three examples show that these techniques can be extended to identify fish from other regions or countries and could be useful for the surveillance of illegal or unregulated transfers of fish, and for identifying species from a conservation perspective.
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