Cristina Di Muri

Cristina Di Muri
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET)

Doctor of Philosophy

About

30
Publications
3,988
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
212
Citations
Introduction
Cristina Di Muri currently works at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull. Cristina does research in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics. Her current project is 'eDNA monitoring of priority conservation fish species in UK waters.'

Publications

Publications (30)
Preprint
Full-text available
The sampling of environmental DNA (eDNA) coupled with cost-efficient and ever-advancing sequencing technology is propelling changes in biodiversity monitoring within aquatic ecosystems. Despite the growth of DNA metabarcoding approaches, the ability to quantify species biomass and abundance in natural systems remains a major challenge. Few studies...
Article
Full-text available
Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding is a promising tool for rapid, non‐invasive biodiversity monitoring. In this study, eDNA metabarcoding is applied to explore the spatial and temporal distribution of fish communities in two aquaculture ponds and to evaluate the detection sensitivity of this tool for low‐density species alongside highly abundan...
Article
Full-text available
Efficient DNA extraction is fundamental to molecular studies. However, commercial kits are expensive when a large number of samples need to be processed. Here we present a simple, modular and adaptable DNA extraction ‘toolkit’ for the isolation of high purity DNA from multiple sample types (modular universal DNA extraction method or Mu-DNA). We com...
Article
Full-text available
Determining the timing and location of fish reproductive events is crucial for the implementation of correct management and conservation schemes. Conventional methods used to monitor these events are often unable to assess the spawning activity directly or can be invasive and therefore problematic. This is especially the case when threatened fish p...
Preprint
Determining the timing and location of fish reproductive events is crucial for the implementation of correct management and conservation schemes. Conventional methods used to monitor these events are often unable to assess the spawning activity directly or can be invasive and therefore problematic. This is especially the case when threatened fish p...
Article
Full-text available
The characterisation of functional traits of non-indigenous and invasive species is crucial to assess their impact within invaded habitats. Successful biological invasions are often facilitated by the generalist diet of the invaders which can modify their trophic position and adapt to new ecosystems determining changes in their structure and functi...
Article
Biomonitoring of complex heterogeneous environments is highly challenging. Fish in deep water bodies occupy different habitats, so a combination of survey methods has traditionally been used. Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding is a novel monitoring tool that can overcome spatial heterogeneity in a highly sensitive and entirely non-invasive mann...
Article
Full-text available
Large tropical and subtropical rivers are among the most biodiverse ecosystems worldwide, but also suffer from high anthropogenic pressures. These rivers are hitherto subject to little or no routine biomonitoring, which would be essential for identification of conservation areas of high importance. Here, we use a single environmental DNA multi-site...
Article
Full-text available
The sampling of environmental DNA (eDNA) coupled with cost-efficient and ever-advancing sequencing technology is propelling changes in biodiversity monitoring within aquatic ecosystems. Despite the increasing number of eDNA metabarcoding approaches, the ability to quantify species biomass and abundance in natural systems is still not fully understo...
Article
Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding can identify terrestrial taxa utilising aquatic habitats alongside aquatic communities, but terrestrial species' eDNA dynamics are understudied. We evaluated eDNA metabarcoding for monitoring semi-aquatic and terrestrial mammals, specifically nine species of conservation or management concern, and examined spa...
Article
Out of nearly 30,000 teleosts dwelling in our planet's water bodies, only hundreds of them are commercially exploited and prevail on the global food market. Yet, our estimates of the species actually underpinning global trade is severely hampered by inaccuracy and non-compliance in labelling and reporting. Here, we target ethnic food stores in two...
Article
Full-text available
Morphology-based identification of North Atlantic Sebastes has long been controversial and misidentification may produce misleading data, with cascading consequences that negatively affect fisheries management and seafood labelling. North Atlantic Sebastes comprises of four species, commonly known as 'redfish', but little is known about the number,...
Article
Full-text available
Although the spread of sushi restaurants in the European Union and United States is a relatively new phenomenon, they have rapidly become among the most popular food services globally. Recent studies indicate that they can be associated with very high levels (>70%) of fish species substitution. Based on indications that the European seafood retail...
Data
Detailed overview of the sample identification using both Genbank and the different BOLD reference databases Samples of Seabass are not included as identification was only possible with GenBank and is presented in Table 1. Samples marked with an astrics are the samples for which detailed species names were given from the waiting staff, however this...
Data
Raw Data Sample names, genbank accession numbers and the sequences
Article
Full-text available
It is well known that temporal fluctuations in small populations deeply influence evolutionary potential. Less well known is whether fluctuations can influence the evolutionary potentials of species with large census sizes. Here, we estimated genetic population parameters from as survey of polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci in archived otoliths fr...
Data
Describe the outliers`detection methods in details and provide results for these tests. (DOCX)
Data
Molecular markers information. Microsatellite loci primer sequences, reference genome and authors. (DOCX)
Data
Results from the LnRH method [45] to detect outlier loci. (DOCX)
Data
Graphical plot of mean Ln[P(K)] from STRUCTURE [56, 57] simulation. (DOCX)
Data
Historical collection, specimens and data collection. (DOCX)
Data
Locus-by-locus Probability of Identity (PID) and Probability of Identity of Siblings (PID(sib)) estimations [36]. (DOCX)
Data
Summary of genetic diversity observed at 7 microsatellite loci from the sampled archived materials. (DOCX)
Data
FST values and significances from the fdist [43] outlier detection test. (DOCX)

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (3)
Project
Fish biodiversity monitoring and distribution in several Cumbria lakes and Scottish lochs by means of environmental DNA approach and metabarcoding analyses. The project will focus in particular on rare freshwater fish species such as vendace (Coregonus albula), powan (Cregonus lavaretus) and arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus).
Project
This line of investigation aims to enhance our understanding of the intricacies of global seafood and marine wildlife trade and to pave the way forward for more transparent, traceable and sustainable seafood markets.