As the morphological discrimination of winter skate Leucoraja ocellata and little skate Leucoraja erinacea juveniles is unreliable, a genetic assay, based on the restriction digest with Sty I of a segment of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome oxidase I gene, capable of discriminating the species was developed. The reliable identification of species can be used to improve the accuracy of population assessment models.
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Document Type: Research Article
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, P. O. Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688, U.S.A.
Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 5007 Avenue U Galveston, TX 77551, U.S.A.,
Publication date: 2005-04-01