genus Brevoortia


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Related to genus Brevoortia: menhaden oil
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Noun1.genus Brevoortia - menhadengenus Brevoortia - menhaden        
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Clupeidae, family Clupeidae - herrings; shad; sardines; etc.
Brevoortia tyrannis, menhaden - shad-like North American marine fishes used for fish meal and oil and fertilizer
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Systematics of the North American menhadens: molecular evolutionary reconstructions in the genus Brevoortia (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae).
In this study, variable co-dominant DNA loci in the heavily exploited marine genus Brevoortia were developed with a microsatellite-enriched DNA library for the Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus).
Primer pairs were designed around microsatellite regions initially isolated from another clupeid, American shad (Alosa sapidissima Wilson, 1811); these primers have subsequently been evaluated for examinations of the genus Brevoortia (Anderson and McDonald, 2007).
None of the individuals examined had the enlarged and fringed median scales preceding the dorsal fin, which are an adult characteristic of the genus Brevoortia.