DNA surveillance: web-based molecular identification of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.


Journal Article (Review)

DNA Surveillance is a Web-based application that assists in the identification of the species and population of unknown specimens by aligning user-submitted DNA sequences with a validated and curated data set of reference sequences. Phylogenetic analyses are performed and results are returned in tree and table format summarizing the evolutionary distances between the query and reference sequences. DNA Surveillance is implemented with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region sequences representing the majority of recognized cetacean species. Extensions of the system to include other gene loci and taxa are planned. The service, including instructions and sample data, is available at http://www.dna-surveillance.auckland.ac.nz.

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Cited Authors

  • Ross, HA; Lento, GM; Dalebout, ML; Goode, M; Ewing, G; McLaren, P; Rodrigo, AG; Lavery, S; Baker, CS

Published Date

  • March 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 114

PubMed ID

  • 12721222

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12721222

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-7333

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1503

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jhered/esg027


  • eng