DNA-based species identification of krill consumed by whale sharks

S. N. Jarman, S. G. Wilson

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DNA was purified from whale shark Rhincodon typus faecal material that contained DNA derived from their prey. A DNA-based krill identification method was used to determine the exact krill species upon which the whale shark was feeding, where morphological analysis had failed to make an identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-591
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


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