Improving the Conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA Barcode Reference Library

Marco Arculeo, Sabrina Lo Brutto, Maria Cristina Follesa, Cecilia Mancusi, Ilaria Guarniero, Patrick J. Schembri, Germana Garofalo, Daniel Golani, Fabio Fiorentino, Fausto Tinti, Angelo Tursi, Rita Cannas, Farid Hemida, Letizia Sion, Alessandro Cau, Nedo Vrgoc, Robert Hanner, Najib El Ouamari, Pierluigi Carbonara, Marco Stagioni & 10 others Alessia Cariani, Leanne Bonnici, Dirk Steinke, Juan J. Bonello, Fabrizio Serena, Alice Ferrari, Silvia Messinetti, Omar Kada, Gabriel Morey, Charis Charilaou

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Abstract

Cartilaginous fish are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic stressors and environmental change because of their K-selected reproductive strategy. Accurate data from scientific surveys and landings are essential to assess conservation status and to develop robust protection and management plans. Currently available data are often incomplete or incorrect as a result of inaccurate species identifications, due to a high level of morphological stasis, especially among closely related taxa. Moreover, several diagnostic characters clearly visible in adult specimens are less evident in juveniles. Here we present results generated by the ELASMOMED Consortium, a regional network aiming to sample and DNA-barcode the Mediterranean Chondrichthyans with the ultimate goal to provide a comprehensive DNA barcode reference library. This library will support and improve the molecular taxonomy of this group and the effectiveness of management and conservation measures. We successfully barcoded 882 individuals belonging to 42 species (17 sharks, 24 batoids and one chimaera), including four endemic and several threatened ones. Morphological misidentifications were found across most orders, further confirming the need for a comprehensive DNA barcoding library as a valuable tool for the reliable identification of specimens in support of taxonomist who are reviewing current identification keys. Despite low intraspecific variation among their barcode sequences and reduced samples size, five species showed preliminary evidence of phylogeographic structure. Overall, the ELASMOMED initiative further emphasizes the key role accurate DNA barcoding libraries play in establishing reliable diagnostic species specific features in otherwise taxonomically problematic groups for biodiversity management and conservation actions
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-16
Numero di pagine16
RivistaPLoS One
Volume12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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DNA barcoding
Gene Library
Libraries
Conservation
Sharks
Biodiversity
DNA
Sample Size
Fishes
Taxonomies
Landing
taxonomic keys
Fish
Chondrichthyes
molecular systematics
chimerism
barcoding
sharks
biodiversity
sampling

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Arculeo, M., Lo Brutto, S., Follesa, M. C., Mancusi, C., Guarniero, I., Schembri, P. J., ... Charilaou, C. (2017). Improving the Conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA Barcode Reference Library. PLoS One, 12, 1-16.

Improving the Conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA Barcode Reference Library. / Arculeo, Marco; Lo Brutto, Sabrina; Follesa, Maria Cristina; Mancusi, Cecilia; Guarniero, Ilaria; Schembri, Patrick J.; Garofalo, Germana; Golani, Daniel; Fiorentino, Fabio; Tinti, Fausto; Tursi, Angelo; Cannas, Rita; Hemida, Farid; Sion, Letizia; Cau, Alessandro; Vrgoc, Nedo; Hanner, Robert; El Ouamari, Najib; Carbonara, Pierluigi; Stagioni, Marco; Cariani, Alessia; Bonnici, Leanne; Steinke, Dirk; Bonello, Juan J.; Serena, Fabrizio; Ferrari, Alice; Messinetti, Silvia; Kada, Omar; Morey, Gabriel; Charilaou, Charis.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 12, 2017, pag. 1-16.

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Arculeo, M, Lo Brutto, S, Follesa, MC, Mancusi, C, Guarniero, I, Schembri, PJ, Garofalo, G, Golani, D, Fiorentino, F, Tinti, F, Tursi, A, Cannas, R, Hemida, F, Sion, L, Cau, A, Vrgoc, N, Hanner, R, El Ouamari, N, Carbonara, P, Stagioni, M, Cariani, A, Bonnici, L, Steinke, D, Bonello, JJ, Serena, F, Ferrari, A, Messinetti, S, Kada, O, Morey, G & Charilaou, C 2017, 'Improving the Conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA Barcode Reference Library', PLoS One, vol. 12, pagg. 1-16.
Arculeo, Marco ; Lo Brutto, Sabrina ; Follesa, Maria Cristina ; Mancusi, Cecilia ; Guarniero, Ilaria ; Schembri, Patrick J. ; Garofalo, Germana ; Golani, Daniel ; Fiorentino, Fabio ; Tinti, Fausto ; Tursi, Angelo ; Cannas, Rita ; Hemida, Farid ; Sion, Letizia ; Cau, Alessandro ; Vrgoc, Nedo ; Hanner, Robert ; El Ouamari, Najib ; Carbonara, Pierluigi ; Stagioni, Marco ; Cariani, Alessia ; Bonnici, Leanne ; Steinke, Dirk ; Bonello, Juan J. ; Serena, Fabrizio ; Ferrari, Alice ; Messinetti, Silvia ; Kada, Omar ; Morey, Gabriel ; Charilaou, Charis. / Improving the Conservation of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans: The ELASMOMED DNA Barcode Reference Library. In: PLoS One. 2017 ; Vol. 12. pagg. 1-16.
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