Indo-pacific Red Lionfish 2017-12-20T16:17:17+00:00

indo-pacific-red-lionfish

Indo-Pacific Red Lionfish

Indo-pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has invaded at an exponential rate along the Atlantic Seaboard, east to Bermuda, and throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. With collaborators in Biological Sciences and at the North Carolina Natural Science Museum we are building a ddRADseq library from samples throughout the invasive part of the range and some samples from the native part of the range.  We hope to use this method for a future population genomic analysis of the lionfish addressing the critical conservation and evolutionary questions related to this invasive species.

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