Evidence of multiple paternity in spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) broods based on microsatellite analysis
Abstract:An understanding of alternative mating systems is a fundamental requirement for the effective management of vulnerable species. Microsatellite analysis of spiny dogfish Squalus acanthias broods from the north-west Atlantic provides novel evidence of polyandry in this species.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, U.S.A. 2: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME, U.S.A. 3: School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME, U.S.A.
Publication date: 2008-12-01