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Identification of co-occurring Branchinecta fairy shrimp species from encysted embryos using multiplex polymerase chain reaction

Molecular Ecology Resources

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02522.x

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Abstract

Morphological identification of many fairy shrimp species is difficult because distinguishing characters are restricted to adults. We developed two multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays that differentiate among three Branchinecta fairy shrimp with distributional overlap in southern California vernal pools. Two of the species are federally listed as threatened. Molecular identification of Branchinecta from cysts allows for species surveys to be conducted during the dry season, expanding the timeframe for population assessment and providing a less intrusive method of sampling sensitive vernal pool habitats. ?? Published 2009. This article is a US Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Identification of co-occurring Branchinecta fairy shrimp species from encysted embryos using multiplex polymerase chain reaction
Series title:
Molecular Ecology Resources
DOI:
10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02522.x
Volume
9
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
767
Last page:
770
Number of Pages:
4