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Conservation Biology and Sustainable Land use can Facilitate Conservation

Mingzhang Lupski*

Department of Basic Biology, School of Life Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Okazaki, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Mingzhang Lupski
Department of Basic Biology, School of Life Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Okazaki, Japan
E-mail:  [email protected]

Received date: May 14, 2022, Manuscript No. IPEJBIO-22-14048; Editor assigned date: May 17, 2022, PreQC No. IPEJBIO-22-14048 (PQ); Reviewed date: May 28, 2022, QC No. IPEJBIO-22-14048; Revised date: June 7, 2022, Manuscript No. IPEJBIO-22-14048 (R); Published date: June 14, 2022, DOI: 10.36648/1860-3122.18.6.030
Citation: Lupski M (2022) Conservation Biology and Sustainable Land use can Facilitate Conservation. Electronic J Biol, 18(6): 1-2.

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Trillium Camschatcense

Trillium camschatcense is a typical polycarpic perennial rhizomatous herb distributed in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia. The species is threatened due to high ethnobotanical demand, habitat loss, over-grazing, deforestation, and peculiar life cycle. Integrating information on its demography, reproductive success, genetics, life history, and threats to the species under various biotic and abiotic regimes will be crucial for estimating the species’ long-term survival.

Generally, the taxonomists identify the avian species based on their field characters and behavior, in which several masked and similar morphological species have shown distinct species, based on the DNA barcoding techniques. Nevertheless, millions of species are yet to be described and identified because expertise in avian taxonomy amongst zoologists is dwindling globally. DNA barcoding is a practical and modern tool for taxonomists who are endowed with preparing inventory and management recommendations of the vast and altering earth biodiversity.

Indeed Hebert et al. (2004) published an article on the barcoding of birds in Central American birds using the COI gene. He has made a breakthrough in taxonomy, wherein mitochondrial DNA, rather than nuclear DNA, formed another most attractive and remarkable protocol in the molecular taxonomy of species by using a novel gene called Cytochrome c Oxidase I (COI). Globally, after Hebert’s publication in 2004, several studies have been made and documented the species diversity based on COI, for example, Eurasian birds, Korean birds, Kingfishers, Palearctic birds, Scandinavian birds, Marine biodiversity, Continental patterns of avian diversification House sparrow, Avian evolutionary studies, feather mite studies, Neotropical birds and Migratory birds.

However, certain species have been identified by using COI, for example, mosquitoes (Kumar et al., 2007), Honey bees, Insects, Insects- thrips, Gobid fishes, Turtles, Wild Jungle Fowl but no studies as much as carried out on avian species particularly water birds by using DNA barcoding. Therefore, the present study intended to analyze COI gene analysis for the DNA barcoding of water birds and understand their phylogenetic relationships based on their genetic background.

Extraction of COI Gene

Extraction of COI gene, a small amount of bird tissues by using a kit is known as the Gene Elute DNA miniprep Kit, and the extraction of DNA has achieved it with the guidelines described by the Manufacturer instructions.

The tissue samples were transferred into 10 µl of distilled water for further analysis. In the isolation of COI from the tissues, the amplification was done at the 749-bp region near the 59 termini using the following forward and reverse primers (Forward-TTCTCCAACCACAAAGACATTGGCAC and Reverse-ACGTGGGAGATAATTCCAAATCCTG). Subsequently, 50 µl of PCR reaction was prepared with the combination of 40 µl of double-distilled water, 1.0 µl of Taq polymerase, 2.5 µl of MgCl2, 4.5 µl of 10X PCR buffer, 0.5 µl of each primer (0.1 mM), 0.25 µl of each dNTP (0.05 mM), and 0.5–3.0 µl of DNA. The process of amplification was carried out in 1 min at 94 °C and followed by 5 cycles of 1 min at 94 °C, 1.5 min at 45 °C, and 1.5 min at 72 °C, and in turn by 30 cycles of 1 min at 4 °C, 1.5 min at 51 °C, and 1.5 min at 72 °C, and finally 5 min at 72 °C. The results of the PCR were visualized by using 1.2% Agarose gel electrophoresis.

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