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Standards for Conducting a DNA Barcoding Market Survey: Minimum Information and Best Practices

Amanda Madelaine Naaum / Jason St.Jaques / Kimberly Warner / Linda Santschi / Ralph Imondi / Robert Hanner
Published Online: 2015-11-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dna-2015-0010


DNA barcoding has been applied as a method to test seafood authenticity in numerous market surveys. This trend is continuing to gain momentum as DNA barcoding is employed as a regulatory tool, by the media, and by students to test seafood products, in addition to its use by scientific researchers to monitor seafood substitution. However, as market surveys documenting mislabeling continue to be published by both the press and scientific journals, there is a need for standardization in practices to aid in comparing and verifying results. This communication provides an overview of best practices for conducting and reporting DNA barcoding market studies for seafood. These standards can also be used as a guideline for other methods for conducting market surveys, or for market surveys employing DNA barcoding of other groups of organisms.

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Keywords: DNA barcoding; seafood mislabeling; standardized methods


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Received: 2015-02-26

Accepted: 2015-07-06

Published Online: 2015-11-26

Published in Print: 2015-01-01

Citation Information: DNA Barcodes, ISSN (Online) 2299-1077, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dna-2015-0010.

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