DNA sequences of the mitochondrial Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) genes from deep sea fishes. Cruises DP01 and DP02 from May 2015 - August 2015
Data Collection Period
2015-05-01 to 2015-08-21
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)
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.
Bernard, Andrea, Max Weber, Kimberly Finnegan, Mahmood Shivji, and Ron Eytan. DNA sequences of the mitochondrial Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) genes from deep sea fishes. Cruises DP01 and DP02 from May 2015 - August 2015. 2017. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. doi: 10.7266/N7Z036HF