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Evidence of multiple paternity in spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) broods based on microsatellite analysis

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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.

Keywords: Squalus acanthias; microsatellite; multiple paternity; polyandry; spiny dogfish

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02065.x

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: December 1, 2008

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