e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Olusola Sokefun, Han Ming Gan and Min Pau Tan
Mudskippers are a unique set of organisms being adapted to life both on land and in water. They have a worldwide distribution and are very speciose in nature, an indication of their very high adaptability. The Nigeria Mudskipper is herein being barcoded for the first time with interesting results. They form a very unique group mapping together with a very thin genetic diversity with intraspecific genetic diversity being between 0.000-0.009. The average nucleotide composition conforms to that of higher organisms (T (thiamine) 31.8, C (cytosine) 26.1, A (Adenine) 23.5 and G (guanine) 18.6. All the DNA barcodes generated have been deposited in the GenBank (Accession number: OM149397-OM149403). Our result is the first and puts paid to the controversies about what species the Nigerian mudskipper is.
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