DNA barcoding in the marine habitat: An overview

Subrata Trivedi, Hasibur Rehman, Shalini Saggu, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Zahid Khorshid Abbas, Iqbal Ahmad, Abid A. Ansari, Sankar K. Ghosh

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Major part of our planet includes the marine habitat which faces severe threat due to overexploitation of its bio resources. Assessment of biodiversity in the massive and diverse marine ecosystem is a challenging task. In this introductory chapter, we give a brief description of the marine habitat and types of marine organisms, followed by the concept of DNA barcoding. We also describe the applications and different initiatives of DNA barcoding in the marine ecosystem. A brief account of DNA barcoding in marine fungi, different groups of animals and plants is also elucidated. This chapter gives a bird’s eye view on the DNA barcoding in the marine perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDNA Barcoding in Marine Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Conservation of Biodiversity
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783319418407
ISBN (Print)9783319418384
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiversity
  • COI
  • Conservation
  • DNA barcoding
  • Marine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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