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Title: DNA BARCODING AND METABARCODING FOR ESTIMATING SINGAPORE’S CORAL REEF BIODIVERSITY
Authors: IP YIN CHEONG
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0002-9472-1161
Keywords: DNA barcoding, metabarcoding, urban tropical reefs, environmental DNA biomonitoring, turbid marine systems, species richness estimates
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2021
Citation: IP YIN CHEONG (2021-08-19). DNA BARCODING AND METABARCODING FOR ESTIMATING SINGAPORE’S CORAL REEF BIODIVERSITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: While efficient biodiversity assessments are fundamental for effective management strategies, there are no reliable molecular techniques applied for this purpose in Singapore’s turbid marine environments. This PhD sought to optimize a variety of molecular approaches to complement traditional methods of documenting species diversity. These ranged from sequencing fresh specimens collected from the marine park, degraded samples from the commercial elasmobranch trade, and bulk samples from seawater environmental DNA and Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures. These molecular methods were subsequently applied to address topics in community assessments and diversity estimations of the reef-associated fauna and cryptobiome, and conservation-related applications with elasmobranch and scleractinian species. Together, these proved to be effective in uncovering visually cryptic, threatened, and elusive diversity from Singapore’s reefs. The work from this thesis opens up a path towards larger-scale community assessments, spatial planning management, food web investigations, and species tracking in response to climate change and other anthropogenic impacts.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/212680
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