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DNA Barcodes Provide a Quick Preview of Mitochondrial Genome Composition


DNA Barcodes Provide a Quick Preview of Mitochondrial Genome Composition

Volff, Jean-Nicolas, Min, Xiang Jia and Hickey, Donal A. (2007) DNA Barcodes Provide a Quick Preview of Mitochondrial Genome Composition. PLoS ONE, 2 (3). e325. ISSN 1932-6203

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DNA barcodes have achieved prominence as a tool for species-level identifications. Consequently, there is a rapidly growing database of these short sequences from a wide variety of taxa. In this study, we have analyzed the correlation between the nucleotide content of the short DNA barcode sequences and the genomes from which they are derived. Our results show that such short sequences can yield important, and surprisingly accurate, information about the composition of the entire genome. In other words, for unsequenced genomes, the DNA barcodes can provide a quick preview of the whole genome composition.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Biology
Item Type:Article
Authors:Volff, Jean-Nicolas and Min, Xiang Jia and Hickey, Donal A.
Journal or Publication:PLoS ONE
Date:28 March 2007
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1371/journal.pone.0000325
ID Code:7589
Deposited On:11 May 2011 22:05
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:31


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