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DNA Barcoding in Marine Perspectives

Assessment and Conservation of Biodiversity

  • Subrata Trivedi
  • Abid Ali Ansari
  • Sankar K. Ghosh
  • Hasibur Rehman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Overview, Significance and Bioinformatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subrata Trivedi, Hasibur Rehman, Shalini Saggu, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Zahid Khorshid Abbas, Iqbal Ahmad et al.
      Pages 3-28
    3. Sudakshina Ghosh, Biswabandhu Bankura, Madhusudan Das
      Pages 43-61
    4. Shalini Saggu, Hasibur Rehman, Subrata Trivedi, Al Thbiani Aziz, Jayda G. Eldiasty
      Pages 63-70
    5. Pradosh Mahadani, Subrata Trivedi, Hasibur Rehman, Shalini Saggu
      Pages 71-85
  3. DNA Barcoding of Marine Invertebrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. V. Sekar, R. Rajasekaran, C. Prasannakumar, R. Sankar, R. Sridhar, V. Sachithanandam
      Pages 89-111
    3. B. Akbar John, Hassan I. Sheikh, K. C. A. Jalal, K. Zaleha, B. Y. Kamaruzzaman
      Pages 113-130
    4. Juan Ramon Beltrán-Castro, Sergio Hernández-Trujillo
      Pages 147-156
    5. Bishal Dhar, Apurba Ghose, Sharbadeb Kundu, Amalesh Choudhury, Sudipta Ghorai, Subrata Trivedi et al.
      Pages 157-168
    6. Farhina Pasha, Shalini Saggu, Maryam Fahad Albalawi
      Pages 169-179
    7. Bishal Dhar, Apurba Ghose, Sharbadeb Kundu, Sorokhaibam Malvika, Ningthoujam Neelima Devi, Amalesh Choudhury et al.
      Pages 181-199
  4. DNA Barcoding of Marine Fishes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Prasanna Kumar, B. Akbar John, V. Kanagasabapathy
      Pages 203-212
    3. E. Mabragaña, S. M. Delpiani, J. J. Rosso, M. González-Castro, M. Deli Antoni, R. Hanner et al.
      Pages 213-242
    4. V. S. Basheer, Labrechai Mog Chowdhury, C. Mohitha, K. K. Bineesh
      Pages 243-270
    5. V. Sachithanandam, P. M. Mohan, N. Muruganandam, R. Sivasankar, P. Arunkumar, T. Mageswaran et al.
      Pages 271-283

About this book


More than two third area of our planet is covered by oceans and assessment of marine biodiversity is a challenging task. With the increasing global population, there is a tendency to exploit marine recourses for food, energy and other requirements. This puts pressure on the fragile marine environment and necessitates sustainable conservation efforts. Marine species identification using traditional taxonomical methods are often burdened with taxonomic controversies. Here in this book we will discuss the comparatively new concept of DNA barcoding and its significance in marine perspective. This molecular technique can be useful in the assessment of cryptic species which is widespread in marine environment and linking the different life cycle stages to the adult which is difficult to accomplish in the marine ecosystem. Other advantages of DNA barcoding include authentication and safety assessment of seafood, wildlife forensics, conservation genetics and detection of invasive alien species (IAS). Global DNA barcoding efforts in the marine habitat include MarBOL, CeDAMar, CMarZ, SHARK-BOL, etc. DNA barcoding of different marine groups ranging from the microbes to mammals is to be revealed. In conjugation with newer and faster techniques like high throughput sequencing, DNA barcoding is serving as an effective modern tool in marine biodiversity assessment and conservation.


Bioinformatics CMarZ CeDAMar Coastal invertebrates Conservation DNA Barcoding Diatoms Fish High throughput sequencing Mangrove ecosystems MarBOL Marine algae Marine barcoding Marine biodiversity Marine plankton Marine yeast SHARK-BOL

Editors and affiliations

  • Subrata Trivedi
    • 1
  • Abid Ali Ansari
    • 2
  • Sankar K. Ghosh
    • 3
  • Hasibur Rehman
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of Sci.University of Tabuk Department of Biology, Faculty of Sci.TabukSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of TabukTabukSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyAssam University Department of BiotechnologyAssamIndia
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of Tabuk Faculty of ScienceTabukSaudi Arabia

About the editors

Dr. Subrata Trivedi, Ph.D
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Tabuk
Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abid A Ansari
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science 
University of Tabuk
Tabuk-71491, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Sankar K. Ghosh, Ph.D.
Department of Biotechnology, 
Assam University
Assam, India

Hasibur Rehman, Ph.D
Department of Biology
Faculty of Sciences
University of Tabuk
Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

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