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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part E

Meristic, morphological and genetic identification of the fish Brycinus nurse (Alestidae) from Sinnar, Blue Nile


Author(s): Esraa Y Ahmed, Mohamed M Hamid, Zuheir N Mahmoud, El Sadig A Hagar and Mai A Masri

Abstract: A sample of 20 fishes of B. nurse was collected in very high level of freshness from Sinnar fish market for meristic, morphometric measurements and DNA extraction. Statistical analysis indicated significant correlation (p< 0.05-p< 0.001) between the total length and any of the measurements except with upper jaw length (p>0.05) and lachrymal depth (p>0.05). The DNA analysis resulted in a DNA fragment of 730 pb long. This can be used for comparison between the B. nurse of the main Nile and its tributaries. The resultant DNA fragment can also be used for DNA sequencing and verification of phylogenetic relations between Brycinus spp. and other members of Family Alestidae. Precise fish species identification is vital for fishery management.

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How to cite this article:
Esraa Y Ahmed, Mohamed M Hamid, Zuheir N Mahmoud, El Sadig A Hagar, Mai A Masri. Meristic, morphological and genetic identification of the fish Brycinus nurse (Alestidae) from Sinnar, Blue Nile. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(4):373-376.
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