IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Print this page

A simple genetic identification method for Northeast Atlantic smoothhound sharks (Mustelus spp.)
Farrell, E.D.; Clarke, M.W.; Mariani, S. (2009). A simple genetic identification method for Northeast Atlantic smoothhound sharks (Mustelus spp.). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 66(3): 561-565. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1093/icesjms/fsn218
In: ICES Journal of Marine Science. Academic Press: London. ISSN 1054-3139; e-ISSN 1095-9289, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Keywords
    Conservation
    Fisheries management
    Mustelus Linck, 1790 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Genetic identification method; mitochondrial DNA; multiplex PCR; Mustelus; ND2; sharks

Authors  Top 
  • Farrell, E.D.
  • Clarke, M.W.
  • Mariani, S., more

Abstract
    Considerable ambiguity exists in the identification of the commercially valuable smoothhound sharks (Mustelus spp.) in the Northeast (NE) Atlantic. The lack of a clear and accurate method of identification prevents the collation of reliable species-specific landings and survey data for these fish and hinders the accurate delineation of the distribution ranges of species and stock boundaries, making it impossible to apply sound species-specific conservation and management strategies. This paper reports on the development of a multiplex PCR reaction that utilizes a set of mtDNA primers for the identification of Mustelus asterias, Mustelus mustelus, and Galeorhinus galeus. The high throughput method allows for the rapid and cost-effective identification of large numbers of samples; its application to 431 fish collected between 2006 and 2008 also raises important questions regarding the biogeography of the genus Mustelus in the NE Atlantic.

All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors