Special Issue "DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Phylogeny and Population Genetics of Cartilaginous Fishes and Teleost Fishes"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 197

Special Issue Editors

Guangdong Laboratory for Lingnan Modern Agriculture, College of Marine Sciences, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: environmental DNA; coral reef fish; fish mitogenome; fish phylogeny
Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Beijing, China
Interests: molecular phylogeny; population genetics; sharks and rays conservation in Northwest Pacific; fish life history

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the past decade, the remarkable increase in cartilaginous and teleost fishes genome sequencing has revolutionized molecular phylogeny and population genetics, with the outcome of stimulating insights into fish conservation biology. The IUCN Red List states that 30% of chondrichthyans are threatened by extinction, and overfishing is considered the main threat to their existence. Genetic approaches play an essential role in shark conservation; there has been some progress, but a great deal of work still lies ahead. Cartilaginous fish genomic sequences can be compared with other Osteichthyes to trace species’ evolutionary history and origin as well as phylogenetic relationships. Understanding the heritability of conservation biology requires a more comprehensive assessment of fish genetic variation. This Special Issue of Genes on “DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Phylogeny and Population Genetics of Cartilaginous Fishes and Teleost Fishes” aims to provide an overview of recent developments in this field of research, including critical perspectives on current and upcoming challenges.

Dr. Xiao Chen
Dr. Jie Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • cartilaginous fish
  • teleost fish
  • molecular evolution
  • phylogeny
  • population genetics
  • genome sequencing
  • DNA taxonomy and DNA barcoding

Published Papers

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