Improving genomic resources for copepods - A key requirement for the advancement of copepodology in the 21st century

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Subjectinvasive species; copepods; genomics; parasites
AbstractIntroduction: With more than 11,500 species (Humes, 1994), and arguably the most numerous of the world’s metazoans, copepods carry a global biological importance that is belied by their generally small size. Copepods are key components of food webs, major food sources for important fishery species, and conduits of global energy transfer pathways. In addition, copepods may pose ecological threats as invasive species, are important as major parasites of wild and cultured organisms, and may act as carriers of disease organisms of medical and veterinary importance. Because of their diversity and global representation, copepods may also serve as key environmental indicators of anthropogenic pollution and climatic change.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Marine Biosciences; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number42677
NPARC number3538153
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