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DNA barcoding and molecular systematics of the benthic and demersal organisms of the CEAMARC survey

Agnes Dettai, Sarah J Adamowizc, Louise Allcock, Claudia P Arango, David KA Barnes, Iain Barratt, Anne Chenuil, Arnaud Couloux, Corinne Cruaud, Bruno David, Francoise Denis, Gael Denys, Angie Diaz, Marc Eleaume, Jean-Pierre Feral, Aurelie Froger, Cyril Gallut, Rachel Grant, Huw J Griffiths, Christoph Held Show all

POLAR SCIENCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2011


The Dumont d'Urville Sea (East Antarctic region) has been less investigated for DNA barcoding and molecular taxonomy than other parts of the Southern Ocean, such as the Ross Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Collaborative East Antarctic MARine Census (CEAMARC) took place in this area during the austral summer of 2007-2008. The Australian vessel RSV Aurora Australis collected very diverse samples of demersal and benthic organisms. The specimens were sorted centrally, and then distributed to taxonomic experts for molecular and morphological taxonomy and identification, especially barcoding. The COI sequences generated from CEAMARC material provide a sizeable proportion of the Census of Anta..

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Awarded by TRV Umitaka Maru (IPY project)

Awarded by ANR (White Project)

Awarded by 'Service de Systematique Moleculaire' of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

Awarded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Awarded by Australian Antarctic Science Grants

Awarded by CAML coordination grant

Awarded by Natural Environment Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the crew and participants of the cruises involved in the capture of the samples, and especially the chief scientists of the CAML-CEAMARC cruises. The CAML-CEAMARC cruises of RSV Aurora Australis and TRV Umitaka Maru (IPY project no53) were supported by the Australian Antarctic Division, the Japanese Science Foundation, the French polar institute IPEV (ICOTA and REVOLTA programs), the CNRS, the MNHN and the ANR (White Project ANTFLOCKs USAR no07-BLAN-0213-01 directed by Guillaume Lecointre). This project is a contribution to the EBA-SCAR program.This work was supported by the 'Consortium National de Recherche en Genomique', and the 'Service de Systematique Moleculaire' of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle (IFR 101). It is part of the agreement number 2005/67 between the Genoscope and the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle on the project 'Macrophylogeny of life' directed by Guillaume Lecointre. P. Kuklinski is also supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (539/NCAML/2009/0). Funding for barcoding at the CCDB was provided by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute. DS was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Work on Pycnogonida is supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Grants (project AA3010), and CAML coordination grant #34 to C. P. Arango. New Zealand authors were supported by research funded by the New Zealand Government under the NZ International Polar Year-Census of Antarctic Marine Life Project. Part of the work in the MNHN was supported by the "Action Transversale du MNHN : Taxonomie moleculaire : DNA Barcode et gestion durable des collections" (MNHN-Barcode initiative; co-PI Jean-Noel Labat and Sarah Samadi); part of these data fed the MarBol project supported by the Sloan Foundation. This work was also supported by the ATM of MNHN "Biodiversite actuelle et fossile. Crises, stress, restaurations et panchronisme : le message systematiqu".