Polymorphic microsatellite markers for studies of the conservation and reproductive genetics of imperilled sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus)

Kevin A. Feldheim*, Adam J. Stow, Heidi Ahonen, Demian D. Chapman, Mahmood Shivji, Vic Peddemors, Sabine Wintner

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1368
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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