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Restriction fragment length analysis of the cytochrome b gene and muscle fatty acid composition differentiate the cryptic flatfish species Solea solea and Solea aegyptiaca.
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PMID:  22809443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Overlapping external morphometric characters easily confound the flatfishes Solea aegyptiaca and Solea solea (Soleidae) in areas of the Mediterranean Sea where both species live in sympatry. This leads to uncertainties in the fisheries and marketing of the species, in addition to misinterpretations in biogeography and conservation studies. Here we describe a simple restriction fragment length-based diagnostic test, which differentiates S. solea from S. aegyptiaca, as well as from other species of the Soleidae family. Furthermore, we show that the two species living in sympatry in the Gulf of Kavala (North Aegean Sea, Greece) present significant qualitative differences in muscle fatty acid composition, a property which can also be used to distinguish the two cryptic species.
Evridiki Boukouvala; Alessia Cariani; Gregory E Maes; Rafael G Sevilla; Veronique Verrez-Bagnis; Marc Jerome; Ilaria Guarniero; Georgios Monios; Fausto Tinti; Filip A M Volckaert; José M Bautista; Grigorios Krey
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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