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Development and Characterization of 10 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for the Blue Shark, Prionace glauca, and Their Cross Shark-Species Amplification
Conservation Genetics Resources
  • Sean Fitzpatrick, Queen's University - Belfast
  • Mahmood S. Shivji, Nova Southeastern University
  • Demian D. Chapman, Stony Brook University
  • Paulo A. Prodohl, Queen's University - Belfast
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2011
Keywords
  • Blue Shark,
  • Prionace glauca,
  • Carcharhinus,
  • Polymorphic,
  • Microsatellite,
  • Cross-species
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract

Ten polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were developed from a microsatellite enriched genomic library of the blue shark, Prionace glauca. The utility of these markers for genetic studies of this globally distributed, heavily exploited, oceanic predator was assessed by screening 120 specimens sampled from six locations throughout the species’ range. Both moderately and highly polymorphic marker loci were identified. Three to 35 alleles were found to be segregating per locus (mean 10.1) with observed heterozygosities ranging from 24 to 91%. Evaluation of the cross-species amplification of these markers across 18 additional shark species indicates that these microsatellites are potentially useful for genetic studies of other species of conservation concern.

ResearcherID
G-4080-2013
DOI
10.1007/s12686-011-9395-6
Citation Information
Sean Fitzpatrick, Mahmood S. Shivji, Demian D. Chapman and Paulo A. Prodohl. "Development and Characterization of 10 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for the Blue Shark, Prionace glauca, and Their Cross Shark-Species Amplification" Conservation Genetics Resources Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 523 - 527 ISSN: 1877-7252
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmood-shivji/37/