ZooGene, a DNA sequence database for
calanoid copepods and euphausiids:
an OBIS tool for uniform standards of
species identification


ZooGene TM Products

"type" mtCOI sequences for ~70 copepod and ~30 euphausiid species
18S rRNA sequences for 15 copepod and 10 euphausiid genera
mtCOI is diagnostic of species; reveals population genetic structure
accurate, unambiguous molecular systematic character

multiplexed species-specific PCR protocols for copepods
TM detection kits for distribution

reconstruction of speciation patterns
comparison with morphological phylogenies
evolutionary relationship among genera; delimiting families

growing use of mtCOI as taxonomic character
standardization among regions and taxonomic experts
resource for ecologists in diverse areas of world
definitive, objective answers to: "What species is this?"

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