Development of Detection Method for Niphon spinosus, Epinephelus bruneus, and Epinephelus septemfasciatus using 16S rRNA Gene

16S rRNA를 이용한 다금바리, 자바리, 능성어 판별법 개발

  • Received : 2012.07.03
  • Accepted : 2012.12.17
  • Published : 2013.02.28


Niphon spinosus, Epinephelus bruneus, and Epinephelus septemfasciatus are involved in the Perciformes Order and Serranidae Family. When E. bruneus and E. septemfasciatus are fully grown, the striped pattern on the body gradually disappears. Therefore, morphological classification of adult fishes is quite difficult to identify the differences to N. spinosus. In this study, we investigate the method to differentiate those using PCR. To design the primers, 16S rRNA region of N. spinosus, E. bruneus, and E. septemfasciatus registered in the GeneBank ( have been used and for the analysis, Bio Edit ver. was used. As a result, it was design NS-003-F/NS-005-R (136 bp), EB-001-F/EB-002-R (181 bp), and ES-001-F/ES-001-R (123 bp) primers for the differentiation of each 3 different fishes. Therefore, the species-specific primer sets would be a useful tool for scientific and speedy differentiation against the illegal distribution for consumer protection.


Niphon spinosus;Epinephelus bruneus;Epinephelus septemfasciatus;PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction);species-specific primer;16S rRNA


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