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Identification of Marine Mammals of India

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: P Jayasankar and B Anoop

134 pages, col figs, tabs

Narendra Publishing House

Hardback | Dec 2010 | #190023 | ISBN-13: 9788190795289
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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.


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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