Title

DNA sequences of the mitochondrial Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) genes from deep sea fishes. Cruises DP01 and DP02 from May 2015 - August 2015

Document Type

Dataset

Publication Date

5-10-2017

UDI

R4.x257.228:0002

Funding Source

RFP-IV

Data Collection Period

2015-05-01 to 2015-08-21

Database

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)

DOI

10.7266/N7Z036HF

Abstract

The deep sea ecosystem is believed to contain the highest biomass of fish in the oceans. However, the taxonomic diversity in this ecosystem is incompletely described and likely to be vastly underestimated. DNA sequence data (barcodes) have become a key tool to discover hidden biodiversity. We generated mitochondrial DNA barcode datasets based on the Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene from deep sea fishes. These data were analyzed using phylogenetic and statistical methods to reveal cryptic species and make taxonomic linkages between adult fishes and their early life stages. These datasets were generated from fishes collected in the Northern Gulf of Mexico on cruises DP01 and DP02 from May 2015 to August 2015.

Purpose

To assess the genetic biodiversity of deep sea fishes.

File Format(s)

csv