Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Journal of Fish Biology

Volume

71

Issue

supplement B

First Page

302

Last Page

307

DOI

10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01657.x

Keywords

age, DNA, otoliths, reef fish

Abstract

To maximize the information commonly collected from otoliths, the effect of DNA extraction on the estimation of age with otoliths was evaluated by comparing sagittal otolith samples from common coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) for clarity and ageing discrepancies in DNAextracted and untreated control otoliths. The DNA extraction process had no significant effect, indicating that archived otoliths can be used as a source of DNA while retaining their utility for age estimation.

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