New Light Trap Captures Larval Stage Of New Species; DNA Barcode Technology

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New Light Trap Captures Larval Stage Of New Species; DNA Barcode Technology

New Light Trap Captures Larval Stage Of New Species; DNA Barcode Technology Used

Article Link (via Science Daily): http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071023163923.htm

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2007) When David Jones, a fisheries oceanographer at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) located at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School, set out to design a better light trap to collect young reef fishes, he never imagined his invention would contribute to the discovery of a new species. But, after finding a goby that didn't quite fit any known description, his catch turned out to be the answer to another scientist's twenty-five-year-old research conundrum. The larval stage captured in Jones's new trap was matched to the adult form of a previously unknown species of reef fish by new DNA barcoding technology -- which confirmed both were members of a new species.