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Title: A combined morphological and molecular approach in identifying barnacle cyprids from the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in Malaysia: essentials for larval ecology studies
Authors: Jin Yung Wong
Hsi-Nien Chen
Chan K.K. Benny
Irene Kit-Ping Tan
Ving Ching Chong
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:海洋生物研究所
Keywords: mangrove
barnacle cyprids
larval ecology
classifi cation
DNA barcoding
Date: 2014
Issue Date: 2018-05-07T08:10:08Z
Publisher: The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
Abstract: Abstract: Identification of larval mesoplankton is essential to the study of the supply-side ecology of marine benthic or sessile organisms, such as barnacles. Combined morphological and molecular identifications of wild-caught barnacle cyprids from Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR), Malaysia were studied based on mitochondrial 12S-rRNA gene sequences of the unidentified larvae and identified adults. Six species of barnacle adults and cyprids had matched DNA sequences. These included Fistulobalanus pattellaris, Fistulobalanus sp., Amphibalanus reticulatus, Amphibalanus variegatus, Amphibalanus amphitrite, and Euraphia withersi. Morphological characters of the identified cyprids were described, and used to develop a morphology-based classification tree. Carapace sculpturing pattern on the cyprids was the most important morphological discriminator. Preliminary analysis of the diversity of barnacle cyprids in MMFR showed that the dominant species could be morphologically classified with high accuracy.

A combined morphological and molecular... (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263090879_A_combined_morphological_and_molecular_approach_in_identifying_barnacle_cyprids_from_the_Matang_Mangrove_Forest_Reserve_in_Malaysia_Essentials_for_larval_ecology_studies [accessed May 07 2018].
Relation: 62 pp.317-329
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/46203
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