Molecular markers: progress and prospects for understanding reproductive ecology in elasmobranchs.

  title={Molecular markers: progress and prospects for understanding reproductive ecology in elasmobranchs.},
  author={D. S. Portnoy and E. Heist},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={80 5},
  • D. S. Portnoy, E. Heist
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of fish biology
  • Application of modern molecular tools is expanding the understanding of elasmobranch reproductive ecology. High-resolution molecular markers provide information at scales ranging from the identification of reproductively isolated populations in sympatry (i.e. cryptic species) to the relationships among parents, offspring and siblings. This avenue of study has not only augmented the current understanding of the reproductive biology of elasmobranchs but has also provided novel insights that could… CONTINUE READING
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