DATASET

FishTrace: a genetic catalogue of European fishes

Collection: FAD : Fisheries and Aquaculture data 

Description

FishTrace is a genetic catalogue for species identification associated to reference collections of taxonomically identified vouchers from 220 marine teleost fish species. The FishTrace genetic catalogue is based on two genes, one mitochondrial (cytochrome b) and one nuclear (rhodopsin). After taxonomic identification of the specimen, the biological samples obtained from it were permanently stored into biological collections hosted and curated by four European natural history museums.

Contact

Email
jrc-aquafish (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Zanzi, Antonella; Martinsohn, Jann (2006): FishTrace: a genetic catalogue of European fishes. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-fad-fishtrace

Data access

FishTrace genetic catalogue - data download
URL 
FishTrace website - data visualization
URL 

Publications

Publication
FishTrace: a genetic catalogue of European fishes
Zanzi, A. and Martinsohn, J., FishTrace: a genetic catalogue of European fishes, DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION, ISSN 1758-0463, 2017, JRC106242.
  • OXFORD UNIV PRESS, OXFORD, ENGLAND
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  • Abstract

    FishTrace is a genetic catalogue for species identification associated to reference collections of taxonomically identified vouchers from more than 200 commercial marine fish species. The main purpose of the genetic catalogue is to enable reliable species identification for research purposes as well as in support of traceability schemes under the remit of food and feed laws. A major asset of FishTrace is that all genetic data are linked to biological collections of vouchers, that is the fish specimen that have been identified genetically have, at the same time, been identified by taxonomists and are stored and curated by natural history museums. This opens the potential for future applications related to fish species authenticity tests, also in a legal context, and associated biological research. The genetic catalogue, which contains molecular data together with detailed information on sampling and geographical origin, is publically accessible on the web site of the project.

Geographic areas

Europe

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2021-11-08
Issued date
2006-09-30
Landing page
https://fishtrace.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-fad-fishtrace
Popularity
14 Nov 2021: 1 visits