Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue sharkPublished online on 20. April 2012
Identification and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue shark Prionace glauca, and cross-amplification in other shark species
F. F. Mendonça, L. H. F. Ussami, D. T. Hashimoto, L. H. G. Pereira, F. Porto-Foresti, C. Oliveira, O. B. F. Gadig, F. Foresti
Two to 14 alleles were found to be segregating per locus (mean 5·2), with observed and expected heterozygosities ranging from 0·08 to 0·78 and 0·08 to 0·94, respectively. Cross-amplification of six of these microsatellite loci indicated that they are also polymorphic in three species of Carcharhiniformes and two species of Lamniformes. The newly developed primers reported here constitute a useful tool for genetic population analyses on Prionace glauca and, potentially, other related species.
Journal of Fish Biology. Early View Version. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03291.x