Molecules and Cells

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 507–512

DNA barcode-based molecular identification system for fish species

Authors

  • Sungmin Kim
    • Interdisciplinary Program in BioinformaticsSeoul National University
  • Hae-Seok Eo
    • Information & Technology LaboratoryLG Electronics Inc.
  • Hyeyoung Koo
    • Department of Biological ScienceSangji University
  • Jun-Kil Choi
    • Department of Biological ScienceSangji University
    • Interdisciplinary Program in BioinformaticsSeoul National University
    • School of Biological SciencesSeoul National University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10059-010-0148-2

Cite this article as:
Kim, S., Eo, H., Koo, H. et al. Mol Cells (2010) 30: 507. doi:10.1007/s10059-010-0148-2

Abstract

In this study, we applied DNA barcoding to identify species using short DNA sequence analysis. We examined the utility of DNA barcoding by identifying 53 Korean freshwater fish species, 233 other freshwater fish species, and 1339 saltwater fish species. We successfully developed a web-based molecular identification system for fish (MISF) using a profile hidden Markov model. MISF facilitates efficient and reliable species identification, overcoming the limitations of conventional taxonomic approaches. MISF is freely accessible at http://bioinfosys.snu.ac.kr:8080/MISF/misf.jsp.

Keywords

DNA barcodingfishhidden Markov modelmolecular identification system for fish (MISF)

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© The Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology and Springer Netherlands 2010