Scientists create genetic library for mega-ecosystem in Pacific Ocean
UCLA ecologist Paul Barber and colleagues from UCLA and three other institutions have created a library of DNA “barcodes” that identify 605 species in the California Current, including 275 that had not previously been catalogued. The database covers about 70% of all animals that live there, including 99.9% of monitored species that are important to conservation and fisheries. The research is published today in Molecular Ecology Resources.
More information about the study can be found in the UCLA Newsroom.