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DNA Barcode Variability in Canadian Cnidaria

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dc.contributor.advisor Hebert, Paul D. N.
dc.contributor.author Hotke, Kathryn M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T17:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-14T17:36:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-09
dc.date.created 2015-09-10
dc.date.issued 2015-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9236
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates patterns of sequence variation in Canadian Cnidaria for the DNA barcode region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) gene. As such, it begins development of a DNA barcode reference library for this phylum. This work confirms the COI gene region as an effective tool for delineating currently recognized species of cnidarians and revealing cryptic species. As well, this study shows the value of COI barcodes in the identification of newly collected specimens and morphologically unusable specimen fragments. A detailed analysis of the genus Cyanea explores the incidence of cryptic taxa, revealing high genetic diversity. The results from this study have implications for the utility of DNA barcoding both for documenting biodiversity and broadening our understanding of biogeographic patterns of Cnidaria en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject DNA Barcoding en_US
dc.subject Marine Biology en_US
dc.subject Cnidaria en_US
dc.subject Species Delineation en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Cyanea capillata en_US
dc.subject Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) en_US
dc.title DNA Barcode Variability in Canadian Cnidaria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Integrative Biology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Integrative Biology en_US
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