Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 12: 107–108, 2002. © 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Dear Editor: 2. Our sequence data for H. huso and H. dauricus were confirmed by Ludwig et al. (2001) in an inde- We were very surprised to see in the article by pendent study. Drs. Roland Billard and Guillaume Lecointre entitled 3. We used our sequence data for all three species, “Biology and conservation of sturgeon and paddlefish” H. huso, H. dauricus,and A. ruthenus, for developing that appeared recently in your journal (Reviews in Fish a molecular species identification method for black Biology and Fisheries 10, 355–392, 2001) the state- caviar (DeSalle and Birstein, 1996; Birstein et al., ment that “it is possible that the two species of Huso 1998, 1999). The method was patented independently that were sampled by Birstein and DeSalle (1998) in the United States (Patent No. 5,786,144, patented were not ‘pure’ Huso mitochondrial strains. Original on July 28, 1998) and in the countries of the European sample populations might have retained mitochondrial Union (Patent No. 087690, patented on August 28, genomes from A.[cipenser] ruthenus” (p. 364). In 2002). No question about wrong data was raised by other http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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    Billard, R.; Lecointre, G.

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