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Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for Studies of the Conservation and Reproductive Genetics of Imperilled Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias taurus)
Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Kevin A. Feldheim, Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago
  • Adam J. Stow, Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia
  • Heidi Ahonen, Macquarie University - Sydney, Australia
  • Demian D. Chapman, Nova Southeastern University
  • Mahmood S. Shivji, Nova Southeastern University
  • Vic Peddemors, University of KwaZulu-Natal - Durban, South Africa
  • Sabine Wintner, Natal Sharks Board - South Africa; University of KwaZulu-Natal - Durban, South Africa
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2007
Keywords
  • Carcharias taurus,
  • Grey nurse shark,
  • Microsatellite enrichment,
  • Sand tiger shark
Abstract
We report on the isolation of eight microsatellites from the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, using an enrichment protocol. All loci, with the exception of Cta45–183, were in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium. Loci exhibited three to 15 alleles, and observed and expected heterozygosities of 0.095–1.000 and 0.284–0.924, respectively. An additional marker (Iox-12) developed from a shortfin mako library was variable in sand tigers. These markers will be used to examine population genetics and mating patterns of this imperilled species.
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©2007 The Authors, Journal compilation ©2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

ResearcherID
G-4080-2013
DOI
10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01888.x
Citation Information
Kevin A. Feldheim, Adam J. Stow, Heidi Ahonen, Demian D. Chapman, et al.. "Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for Studies of the Conservation and Reproductive Genetics of Imperilled Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias taurus)" Molecular Ecology Resources Vol. 7 Iss. 6 (2007) p. 1366 - 1368 ISSN: 1755-098X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmood-shivji/90/