DNA Barcoding and biodiversity of the Mediterranean sea

submitted by: irenes
Today only about 250,000 marine species have been described, with a underestimation of biodiversity at all levels. Identify every species is a challenging job and the taxonomic approaches are not sufficient to complete the work. DNA Barcoding has recently been developed, a method that analyses a short sequence of mitochondrial DNA to identify taxa. An innovative support for the study of marine biodiversity: to ascertain the true correspondence between unknown and known species, the genetic...