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Research Article

Barcoding and Border Biosecurity: Identifying Cyprinid Fishes in the Aquarium Trade

  • Rupert A. Collins mail,

    rupertcollins@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Karen F. Armstrong,

    Affiliation: Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Rudolf Meier,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • Youguang Yi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • Samuel D. J. Brown,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Robert H. Cruickshank,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Suzanne Keeling,

    Affiliation: Animal Health Laboratory, Investigation and Diagnostic Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Colin Johnston

    Affiliation: Animal Health Laboratory, Investigation and Diagnostic Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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  • Published: January 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028381

About the Authors

Rupert A. Collins, Karen F. Armstrong
Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Rudolf Meier, Youguang Yi
Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Samuel D. J. Brown, Robert H. Cruickshank
Department of Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Suzanne Keeling, Colin Johnston
Animal Health Laboratory, Investigation and Diagnostic Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Email: rupertcollins@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAC CJ SK KFA RM YY RHC. Performed the experiments: RAC YY. Analyzed the data: RAC SDJB RM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KFA RM CJ SK. Wrote the paper: RAC RM KFA SK CJ RHC.