This book presents a comprehensive overview of DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny, along with a number of case studies.
It discusses a number of areas where DNA barcoding can be applied, such as clinical microbiology, especially in relation to infection management; DNA database management; and plant -animal interactions, and also presents valuable information on the DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of microbes, algae, elasmobranchs, fishes, birds and ruminant mammals. Furthermore it features unique case studies describing DNA barcoding of reptiles dwelling in Saudi Arabian deserts, genetic variation studies in both wild and hatchery populations of Anabas testudineus, DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of Ichthyoplankton and juvenile fishes of Kuantan River in Malaysia, and barcoding and molecular phylogenetic analysis of indigenous bacteria from fishes dwelling in a tropical tidal river. Moreover, since prompt identification and management of invasive species is vital to prevent economic and ecological loss, DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogeny includes a chapter on DNA barcoding of invasive species.
Given its scope, this book will appeal not only to researchers, teachers and students around the globe, but also to general readers.
Part I DNA Barcoding: Advantages and Significance
1 Implications and Utility of DNA Barcoding / J. Suriya, M. Krishnan, S. Bharathiraja, V. Sekar, and V Sachithanandam
2 Significance of DNA Barcoding in Avian Species: Tracing the History and Building the Future / Farhina Pasha
3 DNA Barcoding: A Potential Tool for Invasive Species Identification / Muniyandi Nagarajan, Akash Nambidi Parambath, and Vandana R. Prabhu
Part II DNA Barcoding of Microbes
4 Microbial DNA Barcoding: Prospects for Discovery and Identification / Anand Mohan, Bableen Flora, Madhuri Girdhar, and S. M. Bhatt
5 DNA Barcoding on Bacteria and Its Application in Infection Management / Mohammad Zubair, Farha Fatima, Shamina Begum, and Zahid Hameed Siddiqui
Part III DNA Barcoding in Plants
6 DNA Barcoding: Implications in Plant-Animal Interactions / Muniyandi Nagarajan, Vandana R. Prabhu, Ranganathan Kamalakkannan, and Palatty Allesh Sinu
7 A Molecular Assessment of Red Algae with Reference to the Utility of DNA Barcoding / Zahid Hameed Siddiqui, Zahid Khorshid Abbas, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Mather Ali Khan, and Abdul Ilah
Part IV DNA Barcoding in Animals
8 DNA Barcoding of Rays from the South China Sea / B. Akbar John, M. A. Muhamad Asrul, Wahidah Mohd Arshaad, K. C. A. Jalal, and Hassan I. Sheikh
9 Molecular Phylogeny of Elasmobranchs / A. Pavan-Kumar, P. Gireesh-Babu, A. K. Jaiswar, S. G. Raje, A. Chaudhari, and G. Krishna
10 A Review on DNA Barcoding on Fish Taxonomy in India / V. Sachithanandam and P. M. Mohan
11 Applications of DNA Barcoding in Fisheries / A. Pavan-Kumar, A. K. Jaiswar, P. Gireesh-Babu, A. Chaudhari, and G. Krishna
12 DNA Barcoding in Avian Species with Special Reference to Taxonomically Wide Biogeographic Studies / Farhina Pasha
13 Molecular Characterization of Ruminant Mammals Using DNA Barcodes / Muniyandi Nagarajan, Koodali Nimisha, and Subhash Thomas
Part V Case Studies
14 DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogeny of Indigenous Bacteria in Fishes from a Tropical Tidal River in Malaysia / Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman, Mohd Haikal Izzuddin, Najmus Sakib Khan, Akbar John, and Mohd Azrul Naim
15 DNA Barcoding of Ichthyoplankton and Juvenile Fishes of a Tropical River in Malaysia / B. Akbar John, Hassan I. Sheikh, K. C. A. Jalal, B. Y. Kamaruzzaman, H. Sanower, M. Nur Hanisah, M. H. Rahman, and M. Rozihan
16 Genetic Variation of Wild and Hatchery Populations of Climbing Perch, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792), in Peninsular Malaysia / Ahmad Azfar Mohamed, Siti Waznah Abdurahman, and Akbar John
17 Molecular Identification of Reptiles from Tabuk Region of Saudi Arabia Through DNA Barcoding: A Case Study / Bishal Dhar, Mohua Chakraborty, N. Neelima Devi, Sorokhaibam Malvika, Madhurima Chakraborty, Subrata Trivedi, Abdulhadi A. Aloufi, and Sankar K. Ghosh
Dr Subrata Trivedi completed his M.Sc. at the University of Calcutta, M.Phil at Jadavpur University (India) and PhD in Molecular Biology at Hiroshima University, Japan. He received a Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship, BBC World Service (London) Scholarship and Ministry of Environment and Forests Scholarship. He has discovered five new genes encoding vanadium binding proteins and has published more than 150 papers. He has taught at several universities and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Tabuk.
Dr Hasibur Rehman holds an M.Sc. and PhD in Toxicology from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. He served as a Staff Scientist at the Center for Cell Death, Injury and Regeneration, at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He has published more than 150 papers. He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, and is currently a Senior Scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Dr Shalini Saggu holds an M.Sc. and PhD in Toxicology from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. She served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Louisville, KY, USA, and then became a Staff Scientist at the Center for Cell Death, Injury and Regeneration at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Dr Saggu has been a PI or Co-PI in several major projects and has published more than 90 papers. She was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Tabuk, and is currently a Senior Scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Dr Chellasamy Panneerselvam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of Tabuk. He holds an M.Sc. and M. Phil from Madurai Kamaraj University, a PhD from Bharathiar University, India, and he won a gold medal for best PhD thesis in Zoology. He worked as a UGC-Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at DRDO-BU Campus and has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters.
Prof. Sankar K. Ghosh (FNASc) is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Kalyani University, India. He holds an MVSc and PhD from the Bose Institute, India. He served as Dean of the School of Life Sciences at Assam University, India, and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA. A scientist, institution builder, policymaker and administrator, Prof. Ghosh is internationally known for his research on DNA barcoding and has published over 250 in respected, peer-reviewed journals.