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Identification of Marine Mammals of India

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: P Jayasankar and B Anoop
134 pages, col figs, tabs
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About this book

Accurate taxonomy is fundamental to the conservation efforts on marine mammals, which are listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wild Life Act 1972. It is still unclear as to how many species of Cetaceans exist in the Indian seas. The lack of adequate field keys and a reliable inventory has resulted in several cases of misidentification when relied exclusively on conventional morphology-based taxonomy. DNA Sequence analysis has become a powerful tool for conservation.

This book provides morphological field keys of the species of marine mammals reported from India along with a molecular taxonomic approach to aid the identification of the species. It also provides the technique for PCR-Based gender identification.

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Preface. Foreword. Acronyms used. Acknowledgement. 1. Introduction. 2. Dichotomous keys. 3. Morphological descriptions. 4. GenBank. 5. DNA Surveillance. 6. CMFRI Efforts on molecular taxonomy. 7. CMFRI Efforts on PCR-Based gender identification. 8. Remarks. References. Index.

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Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: P Jayasankar and B Anoop
134 pages, col figs, tabs
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